Arguments about the authenticity of dishes are often just calculated snobbery designed to make people feel bad for not being sophisticated enough.
Foraging is yet another classic example of Columbusing or appropriation — people have been searching the natural world for food for millennia, it’s not new, as society have changed fewer numbers of people have had to turn to nature for food but the practice has never truly gone away, and now suddenly it’s a huge […]
The CSA box has been the new it thing for a few years now, but it still doesn’t have all the wrinkles ironed out; and woe betide the person who dares to say so. While CSAs provide a great opportunity for regular fresh produce delivery, they aren’t perfect, and the solutions to many of the […]
I have a confession: I have never taken a chemistry class. Never balanced chemistry equations, never made things explode under the watchful eye of an instructor, and haven’t memorized chemical formulas for much beyond water. I can’t say it’s something I regret, exactly, because I never really have cause to use the kind of chemistry […]
At Mother Jones, Tom Philpott deconstructed part of the argument made when suggesting that home-cooked meals are less expensive than fast food or eating out when he touched upon the fact that labour is not accounted for in those nifty little infographics designed to shame people for not cooking at home. Philpott pointed out that […]
I normally really, really, really hate disability simulations. But I can’t think of a way to make this point more clear, and I think that there are cases in which disability simulations can actually be very helpful for people who are having trouble grasping some key concepts. Food policing is an area in which all […]