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Bettina Makalintal is a senior reporter at, whose areas of coverage include food in pop culture, restaurant and retail trends, and online food culture. Previously, she was an associate print editor at Bon Appétit and a staff writer at Vice's Munchies. Before writing full-time, she worked multiple roles in the service industry.

A Sichuan-Style Toothpick Lamb Recipe Fit for a (Super Bowl) Party

Consider the Vegetable Bouquet

A Locro Recipe to Warm a Winter’s Day

When the World Ends, I Only Hope to Grow a Patch of Strawberries

Jelly Is Ready for Its Redemption Arc

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The Many Lives of Banana Ketchup

The condiment is a Filipino food icon and a platform for chefs to reimagine the cuisine of the Philippines

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Specialty Coffee, But Make It Fun

Move over millennial minimalism — newer, younger coffee brands are all about color, personality, and not taking themselves too seriously

Charmaine Wilkerson’s ‘Black Cake’ Uses a Beloved Christmas Food to Reveal Untold Family Stories

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The Snackification of Caviar

It seems like everyone on TikTok is trying caviar as a luxurious little treat, thanks to influencer Danielle Matzon

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The Year Creators Took It Offline

From MrBeast’s mall burger restaurant to David Dobrik’s pizzeria and Dylan Lemay’s ice cream shop, YouTube and TikTok’s biggest stars are getting in on owning restaurants