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Why These Walls Matter

Why These Walls Matter

A restaurateur reflects on how the struggle to save restaurants also threatens to kill them.

2021 in Review

2021 in Review

As the year comes to a close, the Life & Thyme editors reflect back on the stories we published in 2021.

Are Paris’ Bistros a Museum of Their Former Selves?

Are Paris’ Bistros a Museum of Their Former Selves?

Bistros were once a stalwart of the French capital, but as chefs grow more interested in trendy, contemporary fare, this classic establishment may be relegated to become a relic of its former self.

How Food Delivery Service Apps Obscure the Humans Behind Them

How Food Delivery Service Apps Obscure the Humans Behind Them

As apps increasingly replace humans in purchasing and ordering food, restaurant and delivery workers risk being entirely dislodged from our collective consciousness, a process that disembodies the people responsible for feeding us.

A Look Into What Sustains the Multiverse of Michelle Zauner

A Look Into What Sustains the Multiverse of Michelle Zauner

Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast and best-selling author of Crying in H Mart searches for a sense of home through food.

Making It in America When You Don’t Speak the Language

Making It in America When You Don’t Speak the Language

How an undocumented, non-English speaking street food vendor from Egypt makes it in America.

On the Afterlife of the French Caribbean

On the Afterlife of the French Caribbean

Contaminated bodies and ecosystems by pesticide use on banana plantations in the French Caribbean reveals the ongoing aftermath of colonial violence.

A Return

A Return

M Shelly Conner and her wife build their new Arkansas homestead, and connect with a movement of Black women returning to the South of their foremothers to reconnect with home and land.

Enough Is Enough

Enough Is Enough

In response to the rising violence toward the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, Eric Sze of 886 in New York City helped raise $76,000 for AAPI, Black and Latinx communities.

Portraits From a Pandemic: Grand Central Market’s Better Angels

Portraits From a Pandemic: Grand Central Market’s Better Angels

Los Angeles’s Grand Central Market has experienced two once-in-a-century pandemics. We share their experience through COVID-19 today.

Delivery Apps Take Out Restaurants

Delivery Apps Take Out Restaurants

Caitlin Cutler, Owner and General Manager of Ronan in Los Angeles, educates customers on the true cost of your favorite delivery apps, especially during the pandemic.

Black Food Got Our Dishes Evicted

Black Food Got Our Dishes Evicted

In this personal reflection, writer Ray Mwareya shares how Black dishes carried by immigrants from Africa sometimes invite racial hostility.

2020 in Review

2020 in Review

A reflection on our work, the lessons we learned, and what’s next for Life & Thyme.

The Roots of Regenerative Agriculture

The Roots of Regenerative Agriculture

Founded on practices of Indigenous and Black farmers, a promise for the future of farming.

Winter Is Coming: Restaurants Face-Off With Shutdowns and Congress

Winter Is Coming: Restaurants Face-Off With Shutdowns and Congress

A conversation with Camilla Marcus, founder of New York City’s west~bourne and co-founder of ROAR, and Oyster Sunday’s Elizabeth Tilton provide perspective on the needs and challenges of the restaurant industry nine months into the pandemic.

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