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Sometimes the Hero/Villain Dichotomy Doesn’t Play

From the Editor: Everything you missed in food news last week

At the top, two rice with two sauces, an eggplant and a chicken dish, in bright colors ranging from yellow to red to sienna brown... Alex Staniloff

This post originally appeared on November 9, 2019, in Amanda Kludt’s newsletter “From the Editor,” a roundup of the most vital news and stories in the food world each week. Read the archives and subscribe now.

It’s been a busier than usual week and there are a lot of links to get to, so I’m going to jump right into it. But I will note Pete Wells’ tweets speak to my thoughts on various big stories this week, from the Bay Area to Santa Monica to Chicago, the wine world to the food writing world: people are complex and flawed. I often lean on the hero/villain dichotomy as a way to frame the world, but it doesn’t play when 80% of people are a muddled mess in the middle.

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