“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.”
“The story of being bullied in the cafeteria for one’s lunch is so ubiquitous that it’s attained a gloss of fictionality.”
“The imagery of veganism propagated by the wellness industry erases the long — and often radical — history of plant-based diets in the Black diaspora.”
“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.”
“Six tales of road tripping, camping, staycationing, and eating during the summer that wasn’t.”
On Alison Roman, social media, and the conundrum of formerly “exotic” foods finding mainstream success.
“The imperative to thank frontline workers has not extended into material protection and solidarity, from either the government or the general public.”
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?
“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.”
“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.”