Tag: politics of food

Beyond Festivals: Street Food Actually on Streets and Sidewalks

Beyond Festivals: Street Food Actually on Streets and Sidewalks

| September 1, 2009 | 4 Comments

These last two weekends in the Bay Area have shown that there are indeed thousands of people willing to stand in long lines in the full heat of summer to try any tasty treat served from a bicycle or cart, tent or renovated taco truck.

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Hungry Planet

Hungry Planet

| January 16, 2008 | 2 Comments

Hungry Planet takes a look at what the world eats, country by country, family by family. Photos show 30 different families posing with a typical week’s worth of food, and details include how much they spend on food, the breakdown by types of food, a family recipe and an essay about the family and their […]

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The Things We Carry: Portable Chopsticks

| November 17, 2007 | 1 Comment

When an old friend from high school picked me up yesterday in her sparkling rental car, we were still trying to decide between taking in a museum or heading toward some fun shops. And when she finally nixed an afternoon of art and culture, I was more than happy to direct her to one of […]

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Waitstaff Needed. The Mandatory Service Industry Draft

| November 15, 2007 | 25 Comments

I have a radical idea. It’s edgy. Cutting edge, perhaps. Or you could say I’ve fallen off the edge. Being in the restaurant business means every one I know wants to tell me their latest eating-out stories. They want my ear, they want to run something by me. They whisper me close and want to […]

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Bitter Sweet: The Price of Sugar

| November 3, 2007 | 8 Comments

In London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is a small, silver sugar bowl from the late 1700s, complete with a tiny latch for a tiny lock. The mistress of the house would have kept the key herself, as sugar was far too precious to leave unprotected. Today, sugar flows freely at every table. No longer spice […]

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