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Food Writing

Anthony Bourdain Remembered by Fans: Ken Burns, José Andrés & More

Anthony Bourdain was a trailblazer in the industry, a champion of culture, food, and a beloved member of our Chowhound community. In 2018 we chatted with the “Parts Unknown” host. In 2019 CNN compiled...
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Dorie Greenspan's New "Facebook Bulletin" newsletter

patsully
by patsully 4 months ago

"xoxo Dorie" is one of the featured launch partners in Facebook's new newsletter offering: https://www.bulletin.com/ More details on Bulletin, which is Facebook's attempt to get in on the subscr...

Have Delivery Apps Changed What a Restaurant Is?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . And so as the world slowly begins to open again, and restaurants resume indoor dining (and, increasingly, cease their takeout operations), I wonder: When we’re at normal capacity and the no...

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Has the American-Grown Truffle Finally Broken Through?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

But don’t congratulate her yet. “We were never doing this just to make money,” Rosborough says. “The goal has always been to get this technology into the hands of small farmers. If, in a few years,...

The Powerful Unsung Legacy of Edna Lewis

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

" . . . I think Lewis shows Americans something about themselves that some of the broader American culture—even white culture, with all its blinkered ignorance and denial about the persistence and ...

Toronto Life decided to do some actual restaurant reporting this week

Googs
by Googs 7 months ago

For those of you fatigued with their sponsored articles and Wine Club ads, here's a couple of in-case-you-missed-it links. Yay, TL. Keep it up. https://torontolife.com/food/what-to-eat-now-toron...

Review of Huel

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Here's a review of the powdered, plant-based, instant meal Huel (portmanteau of “human” and “fuel”) that's actually favorable on taste criteria. The samples described seemed to rely on Thai, Mexica...

Globe and Mail Reviews?

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by StevietheFish 8 months ago

This comes to mind because I just noticed a review by Alexandra Gill, based in Vancouver. Whatever happened to the (young?) guy who reviewed restaurants before the lockdown last year? All I remembe...

Time for the Tlingit Potato

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Wondering if those in northern climes have grown this potato. Or even tasted one. And if not, this is a fascinating read. “When we eat a Tlingit potato,” he says, “we share a meal with those who...

Ruth Reichl Wants to Fix the Food Landscape

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

" . . . 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 ma...

How to recreate your lost family recipes

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

" . . . You, too, can use sensory memory, oral history, and historical detective work to better understand, or to recreate, family or cultural dishes that you connect with. Whether you have a trove...

Restaurant Critics Not Writing Dine-in Reviews

exit2lef
by exit2lef 1 year ago

I've noticed some dining critics writing essays in which they proclaim that they will not resume reviewing restaurants based on on-site dining, even as restaurants reopen their dining rooms in many...

Book recommendations

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by PRF79 1 year ago

I’m looking for some book recommendations. Not recipes books, but rather books about the science or history of cooking, or about the food of specific regions. For reference, I loved McGee’s On Food...

Table Talk with Black Food Historian Toni Tipton-Martin

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 1 year ago

It would take more time than we’ve got to list all of Toni Tipton-Martin’s accomplishments as a food writer, organizer, educator, and historian. We’ll just say that she’s one of the most studied an...

Epicurious: A Reading List for Learning about Race and Food

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In the aftermath of the racial turmoil and shake-up at Bon Appetit https://www.chowhound.com/post/bon-appetit-mag-epicurious-shakeup-1092159 , Epicurious has released this reading list. It's been ...

The many hues of wine talent - Jancis Robinson MW

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . It is probably not surprising that the great majority of these Black role models are in the United States, which is also where there is most need for social change, not just for the individ...

First dinner out is a whole new thing; it’s up to you to make it safe for everyone

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A review of chain restaurant, J. Alexander’s Redlands Grill, in Memphis. But mostly a report of the safety and sanitation environment encountered as restaurants re-open. J. Alexander's Redlands...

Pete Wells on Restaurants Facing Financial Ruin

patsully
by patsully 1 year ago

This does a wonderful job capturing just how quickly everything has changed: "The review I had ready to go was about a below-ground sushi counter with eight seats. Was it going to become a four-se...