Long celebrated in France, the concept of place-specific tastes is spurring the revitalization of neighborhoods and communities.
By Ligaya Mishan
Instead of the cool refinement of a simple bloom, they offer a more imposing and irrepressible sort of beauty.
They’re committed not just to securing better meals for everyone, but to dismantling the very structures that have long exploited both workers and consumers.
Ligaya Mishan counts the many ways she misses eating out, and the lessons it taught her about the world and its possibilities.
Eating has been a perilous act for most of human history, but Western diners have lately become that much more obsessed with the idea that our meals might destroy us.
The public shaming of those deemed moral transgressors has been around for ages. As practiced today, though, is the custom a radical form of citizen justice or merely a handmaiden to capitalism?
It can be tempting to ascribe the affliction’s prevalence to our current climate of indulgence, but that’s not the full story.
For the Indigenous communities who herd the animals, safeguarding dying culinary traditions isn’t merely about eating but about protecting a longstanding way of life.
“The Man Who Ate Too Much,” by John Birdsall, a food critic and former cook, offers a thoroughly researched, sensitive portrait of the man known as the “dean of American cookery.”
Is dining on nature’s predators an act of environmentalism — or just a new way for humans to bend the world to our will?
By Ligaya Mishan and Kyoko Hamada