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Melanie Wong | Dec 20, 202007:44 PM    

" . . . We need to start paying attention to the people who raise our food—the farmers, the fishermen, the ranchers, the dairy people. We need to understand how important they are. It’s really a matter of national security. Every time that I think of what happens to farmers, I get absolutely enraged.

I think the reckoning in food media is also changing everything, and I think it’s about time. The voices who have written about American food have been overwhelmingly middle-class and white. We’re finally getting a new group of really smart people writing about food who have a different point of view. It’s shameful that it’s taken this long for that to happen, but it is happening, and it will have a profound effect on how we think about food in this country. It’s happening in the media, and it’s certainly happening in restaurants. . . "

Ruth Reichl Wants To Fix The Food Landscape

Documenting the breakdown from farms to restaurants, but looking ahead to a post-pandemic revival.

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