One-Horse Town

“She goes to work, goes home, repeats; the sun rises, the sun sets. In her quiet corner of the world, self-sufficiency and independence are how both she and her customers survive, even thrive. They find pleasure in their work and in the small slices of life shared daily.”

Source: Eater
Published: Mar 31, 2021
Length: 8 minutes (2,181 words)

The Limits of the Lunchbox Moment

“The story of being bullied in the cafeteria for one’s lunch is so ubiquitous that it’s attained a gloss of fictionality.”

Source: Eater
Published: Feb 8, 2021
Length: 13 minutes (3,400 words)

A Homecoming

“The imagery of veganism propagated by the wellness industry erases the long — and often radical — history of plant-based diets in the Black diaspora.”

Source: Eater
Published: Jan 14, 2021
Length: 23 minutes (5,810 words)

Life Was Not a Peach

“David Chang’s new memoir grapples with the white-hot fury that defined most of his career. But as an employee on the receiving end of that rage, the book fails to account for trauma he caused me.”

Source: Eater
Published: Dec 21, 2020
Length: 24 minutes (6,091 words)

Escape from 2020

“Six tales of road tripping, camping, staycationing, and eating during the summer that wasn’t.”

Source: Eater
Published: Aug 19, 2020
Length: 60 minutes (15,000 words)

Stewed Awakening

On Alison Roman, social media, and the conundrum of formerly “exotic” foods finding mainstream success.

Source: Eater
Published: May 20, 2020
Length: 16 minutes (4,041 words)

The Un-Heroic Reality of Being an ‘Essential’ Restaurant Worker

“The imperative to thank frontline workers has not extended into material protection and solidarity, from either the government or the general public.”

Source: Eater
Published: May 12, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,166 words)

The Actual Experience of Virtual Experiences

Decimated by pandemic, many businesses are offering online experiences, from cooking classes to a visit to Rome’s colosseum, but can staring at screens offer a suitable replacement for doing actual things?

Source: Eater
Published: May 4, 2020
Length: 9 minutes (2,454 words)

Dispatches From Food Service Workers Across the U.S.: ‘I’m Trying Not to Panic’

“I found out the secret was really not to make eye contact, because if I saw one of us start to tear up, it opened the floodgates for me.”

Source: Eater
Published: Apr 22, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,145 words)

The Complicated, Problematic Influence of TripAdvisor Restaurant Reviews

“Despite its mediocre reputation in New York’s food world, Olio e Piú was busy in part because at the time, it was ranked the No. 1 restaurant in New York City — on TripAdvisor.”

Source: Eater
Published: Dec 5, 2019
Length: 9 minutes (2,475 words)