How New York’s Bagel Union Fought — and Beat — a Mafia Takeover

In the 1950s, organized crime in New York City wanted in on burgeoning bagel profits. The New York City Bagel Maker’s Union Local 338 — a membership made almost solely of Jewish bagel makers and their sons — wasn’t prepared to share the gelt.

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Published: Jan 8, 2020
Length: 12 minutes (3,164 words)

The Oral History of Serious Eats

In the early days of food blogging, these food nerds’ ambitious experiment helped shape how online food journalism could look, but the struggle for financial stability, editorial integrity, sleep, and work-life balance was never ending.

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Published: Jun 18, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,757 words)

Kenji Dreams of Sausage

A profile of beloved food writer J. Kenji López-Alt, who uses science to perfect cooking methods and is opening a beer hall in Silicon Valley.

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Published: Dec 26, 2017
Length: 16 minutes (4,000 words)