Category Archives: Food for Thought

My take on the David Brooks “I’ll have a side of white privilege” covfefe

New York Times columnist David Brooks recently wrote a piece on white privilege in which he pointed out all the ways American society is subtly tilted in favor of people who are already well off, so they and their offspring … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Making of a Chef

Making of a Chef is not a new book; it was first published in 1997 and I only became aware of it because of author Michael Ruhlman’s latest, Grocery. But it’s not outdated at all, other than the numbers quoted for … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Teff Love

I blundered on Kittee Berns’ Teff Love on Amazon while looking for injera recipes. I don’t think I have ever seen such glowing reviews for a book. I bought it, and committed to sourcing some of the ingredients like ajiwan … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: The Raw and the Cooked

I have been reading the wonderfully funny and insightful The Raw and the Cooked, a buffet of food articles by the late Jim Harrison. I first encountered this fine gentleman on Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” where he was a cigarette … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Emily Contois

Thank you internet, for bringing me Emily Contois. (Actually, thank you WordPress, which featured her blog on a showcase page.) Here is a Brown PhD candidate who has written her dissertation on “Dude Food” and blogs about such topics as … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: No Place Like Kitchen

I was tumbling down a rabbit hole in search of a recipe for morkovcha, which is a Korean-style Uzbek carrot salad, when I landed on the wonderful No Place Like Kitchen website. Not only does Olga provide some of the … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Dr. Ludwig’s “Always Hungry?” diet

I needed to lose a few pounds before a surgery and my wife recommended I read Always Hungry? by Dr. David Ludwig, a Harvard nutritional researcher. In a nutshell, the eating method (which Ludwig does not call a diet, and which he … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: The Food Lab

Feeling a little J. Kenji Lopez-Alt-deprived with Serious Eats’ new eye candy format? The Food Lab is your medicine. It collects and organizes his best posts through the years, in a volume heavy enough to pound a cutlet. There are … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Thrillist

I visit Serious Eats less often these days, probably because the tags for articles on the home page have been replaced with big eye-candy food porn graphics. (The content’s still there, but you have to work to find it.) As … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: The Writer’s Guide to Bread Baking

Richard Dooling is a polymath who has sold screenplays and written bestsellers yet still teaches law at the University of Nebraska. His blog covers diverse subjects of interest to him, one of which is bread baking. The Writer’s Guide to … Continue reading

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