Julia Child’s collaborator Simone Beck has lingered as an object of pity in public memory. But maybe Beck didn’t want stardom at all.
The late film producer’s cookbooks reveal a subtle, coded queer sensibility.
“The supermarket is very crowded.”
The history of curry is a close parallel to the formation of South Asian diasporic identity, a blend of conflicting cultural messages forced into coherence.
When I get homesick in New York, I scour Chinatown for ingredients to make my Korean grandmother’s radish, or mu, soup.
Butter tarts are strangely modest in their excess, a two-dollar decadence. But like that Canadian myth of innocent blandness, a butter tart’s surface hides something much more complex.
When you grow up eating alone, sometimes a terrible dinner is all you can ask for.
On how food trends reflect the world we live in, by the author of The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up With Fondue. Case study: a man comes of age between two very different eras of “big yogurt.”
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