Tokyo’s Long Lines Lead to Magic (And Life-Changing Ramen)

What do you do when you’re sent to Tokyo with no notice — and no dinner reservations? You learn how to be a person who waits.

Source: AFAR
Published: Jul 31, 2018
Length: 9 minutes (2,283 words)

An MSG Convert Visits the High Church of Umami

If you love the satisfying, deep flavor of many umami-rich foods, you love MSG whether you know it or not. One fellow MSG fan made a pilgrimage to the company responsible for enhancing so much flavor, and enhancing life itself: Ajinomoto outside of Tokyo.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Apr 27, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,727 words)

Christ in the Garden of Endless Breadsticks

Helen Rosner’s loving ode to Olive Garden, another chapter in Eater’s Death of Chains series on the slow decline of middlebrow chain restaurants.

Source: Eater
Published: Oct 3, 2017
Length: 18 minutes (4,500 words)

On Chicken Tenders

A food writer explains her deep love for chicken tenders.

Published: Jun 12, 2015
Length: 6 minutes (1,740 words)