Reflections

Recollections and personal thoughts on culture, the history of food, and world travel.

Eater’s Digest

Eater’s Digest

A concise history of how humans have come to share their opinions on food, from French writers and Michelin inspectors to the modern Yelper.

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Cracking the Code

Cracking the Code

The egg may be one of the world’s most widely-consumed foods, but it comes from many sources. We take a look into how eggs are consumed in the U.S. and around the globe, both traditionally, and unconventionally.

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Blazing New Techniques

Blazing New Techniques

Throughout history, human beings have had a complicated relationship with fire, but its function and evolution in cooking and technique is indisputable.

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Prohibition Examined: Chapter IV

Prohibition Examined: Chapter IV

The final chapter of our Prohibition series explores how the phenomenon impacted the dynamic and diverse roles of women in American society.

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Riding the Line

Riding the Line

Preparing for the No Kid Hungry Chefs Cycle, participants Travis Strickland, Jared Simons and Jim Sullivan share their strategies.

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Roots: Berlin’s Thai Park

Roots: Berlin’s Thai Park

Berlin’s Prussian, or “Thai” Park, provides locals and visitors a place to gather and eat, to learn from one another, and for the city’s Thai population, to earn a living.

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Bone Deep: Mother Tongue

Bone Deep: Mother Tongue

Through sharing language and food with kids, a conversation can be had about cultural identity, conservation, and the continuation of tradition regardless of place.

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We Speak Kitchen Here

We Speak Kitchen Here

In South Africa, a diversity of languages contributes to kitchen culture at Chef Liam Tomlin’s Cape Town restaurants.

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Tradition Takes Time

Tradition Takes Time

Traditional cooking—like making these dolmades—takes time, but for modern families, every meal in any circumstance is a meaningful one.

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Bite and Burn

Bite and Burn

Heat finds its way in many forms and flavors around the world; fiery dishes take the forefront of various multicultural cuisines.

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The Hero’s Journey

The Hero’s Journey

In North America, indigenous ingredients may share a place of origin, but have quirky and individual backstories uniquely their own.

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When Pasta Speaks

When Pasta Speaks

A conversation about the culture of pasta with Los Angeles’ chef and owner of Felix Trattoria, Evan Funke.

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