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Who’s Really Behind Joanna Gaines’s Perfect Peanut Butter Brownies?

Who Is Responsible for Dessert Hummus?

Exploring the trend everyone loves to hate

Is the ‘Future of Food’ the Future We Want?

At the Food on Demand conference in Las Vegas, the food service industry laid out its vision for a future in which customers never have to wait. Just don’t think too hard about how that’d work.

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How the Pandemic Knocked Chefs Off Their Pedestal 

In an excerpt from his book "The Next Supper," Corey Mintz calls for a future in which workers are celebrated above chefs

In West Bengal, Date Palm Jaggery Is a Winter Delicacy. It’s Also in Danger of Extinction.

Valued for its seasonality and hyperlocal terroir, the beloved natural sweetener is facing an array of threats, from urbanization to climate change

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Restaurants Opting Into Proof-of-Vax Policies Find Happy Guests, Angry Commenters

In cities without vaccine mandates, restaurateurs who require vaccination face online backlash — but diners aren’t staying away

How DoorDash and Postmates Make an Already Dangerous Job Worse

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The Viral TikTok Recipes Causing Food Shortages

Supply chain disruptions were a theme of 2021, but thanks to viral recipes, some ingredients were hit especially hard

Ah!! Rats!!!

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An Inside Look at Union Organizing in the Fast-Food Industry

A recent worker protest at a NYC Chipotle was part of a longer effort by the Service Employees International Union and others to unionize fast-food workers

The Publishing World Is Finally Embracing Black Cookbooks

An industry-wide reckoning last summer led to growing publisher interest in books about the African diaspora and its foodways. But Black authors, editors, and booksellers have long been doing the work.

It’s Time to Retire the ‘Julia Child Of’ Trope

Numerous female cooks and food writers have been likened to Child as a form of flattery. But it might be time to end the comparison once and for all.

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How Picking Piñon Nuts in New Mexico Became Big Business

The painstaking process of picking piñon makes for a booming roadside economy for the Navajo Nation and other Indigenous Americans

The Cult of Liquid Death

Black Farmers Still Await Debt Relief as Lawsuits Block Promised Aid

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For Some Food Bloggers, Digital Cookbooks Are Better Than Print

Given the costs of creating a print version, going directly online can have higher dividends

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The Rise of the Nonalcoholic Bottle Shop

Across the country, brick and mortar stores are opening to serve the needs of anyone looking for a fancy drink of something low-to-no proof

Pandemic Shortages Won’t Ruin Kate Kook’s Banchan Thanksgiving

Pandemic Aside, Outdoor Dining Has Been a Godsend for Parents With Young Children

Could Climate Change Make Food Less Nutritious?

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The Corner Store, Curated

As new, cool food brands have popped up all over Instagram, so have brick-and-mortar stores dedicated to collecting them all in one place

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Restaurant Work Can Destroy Your Body — But It Doesn’t Have To

From adding air conditioning to letting customers see staff sitting, operators can create restaurants that are not only safe, but comfortable to work in

The Return of the American Rail Dining Car

Changes at Amtrak may revive the beloved tradition of enjoying chicken cordon bleu and Moroccan beef with chickpea salad with fellow travelers

Meet the Food-Obsessed Drag Queen Launching her Own Line of Dinner Party Accessories

What Is Huitlacoche — And Why Aren’t U.S. Diners Eating More of It?

Where Trust Grows Alongside Produce

How farmers in Northern California are using the honor system to sell fresh produce at their farm stands

The Great Shortage

When Did Vinegar Get So Cool?

A Gummy for Whatever Ails You

From adult vitamins to CBD and THC versions, gummies have come a long way from the candy aisle. But how did we get to this place?

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What’s It Like Working in a Ghost Kitchen? We Couldn’t Get Close Enough to Ask. 

Your burger or tacos or pizza could be cooked anywhere by anyone — which is what makes the ghost kitchen concept so lucrative and appealing to owners and investors

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‘Don’t Call Me Chef’

The power the title implies has been a cover for bad behavior for far too long — and Reem Assil doesn’t want any part of it

‘It’s Not Just Sustenance. Salmon Equals Life.’

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