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20 Food Hot Takes You’ll Probably Hate-Read in 2020

Cabbage Is Your Next Great Vegetable Crush

Every Ridiculous Food Trend Predicted for 2020

The Stunning Restaurant Design Trends Most Likely to Take Over 2020

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In 2019, Men Named Their Restaurants After Women

For many restaurant owners, christening their business with a woman’s name signals a specific type of hospitality

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The D-List Celebrity’s Guide to Becoming a Food Influencer

Some tips on launching your food empire from Who? Weekly’s Bobby Finger and Lindsey Weber

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The Best Food Shows in 2019 Weren’t TV; They Were TikToks

Where else can you go from a teen ranting about her fast food job in autotune to a beautiful recreation of anime food scenes in mere seconds?

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Everyone Who Loves to Cook Was Making Beans This Year

How the humble bean became the go-to ingredient for everyone in 2019

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New ‘Great British Bake Off’ Hosts

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Food Service Is Grueling Work — So More and More Workers Are Organizing

From basic safety issues like nonslip mats in the kitchen to better salaries and benefits, the fight to create a more just industry ramped up this year

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Food Brands Went Fully Off the Rails in 2019 — and Profited From It

From Popeyes sandwich mania to brand Twitter accounts run amok, the dream of slow food seems farther away than ever before

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Two Years Into #MeToo, Has Anything Really Changed?

Multiple men implicated in #MeToo allegations seemed primed for a comeback in 2019 — or never stopped working to begin with

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2019 Was the Year of the Serif

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Beautiful Dead Birds Were 2019’s Hottest Fine Dining Trend

Feathers, claws, beaks, and bills attached

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What Did ‘Authenticity’ in Food Mean in 2019?

The word still matters, but its definition isn’t as simple as it used to be

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It’s Time for the Seltzer Bubble to Burst

Between flavored seltzer, CBD seltzer, and boozy seltzer, we are at capacity for fizz

The Year That Bad Men Wouldn’t Just Go Away

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The Pleasures of Ina Garten

For the fans that follow the Barefoot Contessa’s recipes, what she’s really selling, in addition to pleasure, is the confidence of a practiced cook

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2018 Was the Year That Netflix Ruled Food TV

By adopting a ravenous approach to the food world, and relying on fresh voices to tell their stories, the streaming giant ruled the culinary TV game this year

The Year We Remembered That Restaurants Are Political Spaces Too

Like Them or Not, Cannabis Drinks Will Be Huge in 2019

‘Little Italy’ Is the Worst Food Movie of 2018

Banning Plastic Straws Was 2018’s Biggest Trend

The Biggest Food Technology Advances of 2018

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Literally Every Single Food Trend Predicted to Take Over 2019

We can see into the future and there’s insect protein, coffee beer, and… "healthy" soul food

Fake Food Museums Are Our Greatest Monuments to the Brand Hellscape of 2018

How Food Brands Sold You Depression in 2018

The Most Beautiful Restaurants of 2018

The Year in Celebrity Bagel Drama

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The Best of 2018’s Bad Restaurant Reviews

The worst meals make for the most fascinating reads

Everything the Trump Administration Ruined in Food in 2018

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2018 Was the Year of the Instagram Noodle Thot Shot

Kim Kardashian West and the nude noodle-slurping selfie that inspired scores of Instagram influencers in 2018

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