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Why Food Writers Must Stop Promoting “Cheap” Eats

It’s imperative that editors and writers stop describing food as “cheap eats.” Most of the time, they’re stigmatizing culinary contributions from immigrant cultures. Avoid such indignities and these family-run and indie restaurants stand a...
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The Hazards of Professional Eating

You probably can’t tell from looking at me, but my body endures constant abuse. No, it’s not like I’m getting battered in a boxing ring, working on an oil rig near the Arctic Circle,...
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When the World is Just Too Big

People sometimes ask me how I got into the business (if you could call it that) of food writing. I fell in love because of the likes of Anthony Bourdain, Ruth Reichl and Jeffrey...