Beyond The Kitchen

I used to write mostly about the pleasures of cooking. As I learned more, my focus evolved to include food's impact on agriculture, the environment, public health, labor, politics, racism, inequality, justice, and more. That's the stuff you'll find here.

A belated celebration of Lena Richard
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A little encouragement and some friendly tips
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Post pandemic, people are as rude to service workers as ever
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Cheap rents, an exodus from cities, and demand for outdoor dining have led to a bump for out-of-the-way spots in the offseason.
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Making sense of a new kind of claim
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We don’t need fake ‘meat’; there are better solutions.
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The Netflix film is polarizing our discussion about fish
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