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Posts Tagged: food

A Heap of Cake

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It’s lovely to be wanted, and then it isn’t. You start to wonder what they want you for–the audience, the men. If it’s even about you. If all I am, despite my many professional and artistic roles, is a woman who will make you pie.

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“Ginger Is Good For Taking Care of Yourself”

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“It feels like cheating,” Larissa Pham says in a Gawker essay titled “In My Shopping Cart,” “to write about culture by writing about food.”

But it reads like anything but cheating. Pham wheels us through the grocery aisles of her memory, pointing out the Vietnamese food her family made with American ingredients, childhood treats with forgotten names, and the unexpected privilege of growing up with first-generation American cuisine.

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When Gelatin Ruled the Food Pyramid

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We all love to be hypnotized by the fashion on Mad Men (who knew cigarettes were such an all-purpose accessory?), but most of us aren’t eager to relive the ’60s. Yes, that has something to do with the rampant sexism, racism, and homophobia, but it’s also because of the food.

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The Rumpus Interview with Michael Pollan

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“I think historically modern economics, capitalist economics, tends to erode moral categories… And this is where I think the right gets capitalism wrong. They kind of assume that there is a moral equivalence or moral valence to capitalism, but I tend to think that economics erodes all the kind of cultural taboos and inhibitions and values it comes into contact with.”

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