When Garnishes Turn Garish

Our hardcore foodie friends serve us incredible dinners, but they won’t let us reciprocate. What should we do?

Aug. 9 2018 10:22 AMDomee Shi’s Bao Explores the Deep Connection Between Women and Dumplings
Aug. 1 2018 5:50 AMYour Seamless Is ShowingI’m serving takeout at my dinner party. Should I try to disguise it as homemade or own my truth?
July 9 2018 5:23 PMI Can Bake, TooBaking is not necessarily more “precise” than cooking. It just requires developing a sense of ratio and improvisation.
June 10 2018 8:27 PM“We Know Phonies From a Thousand Miles Away. He Wasn’t One.”Food writer Gustavo Arellano on why Anthony Bourdain meant so much to marginalized communities.
June 4 2018 11:00 AMSecret RecipeMany home cooks strive to be “good.” But how do you know when you’ve arrived?
May 1 2018 7:00 AMIn These Dark Days for Romaine, Which Lettuce Is Objectively the Best Lettuce?
April 27 2018 11:52 AMI Hate How Much I Love SeltzerThose delightful bubbles push my environmentalist principles right out of my brain. Why?
April 24 2018 1:02 PMA Paean to PB&PWhy a peanut butter and pickle sandwich is the totally not-gross snack you need in your mouth right now.
April 23 2018 4:52 PMAccessing the Munchie MainframeWhy the foolish idea of hacking vending machines remains so appealing.
April 20 2018 6:05 PMGot the Munchies This 4/20? Our Stoned Snacking Cookbook Is Here to Help.
April 19 2018 11:14 AMWhat Happens When You Get Peckish in Space?Two astronauts explain how snacking works in orbit.
April 18 2018 5:51 AMNature Valley Explains Why Its Granola Bars Make Such a MessAnd shows us how to eat them properly.
April 16 2018 5:57 AMIs That Empty Air in Your Chip Bag a Scam? Maybe, but Not in Court.
Feb. 21 2018 10:29 AMWhy Comparing Trump’s Food Stamp “Harvest Boxes” to Blue Apron Is so Unappetizing
Feb. 6 2018 2:07 PMYou Know What, I Do Want “Lady Doritos”The backlash to these hypothetical new chips is absurd.
Aug. 9 2018 5:57 AMSuppertime SlothI’m going to a potluck. Do I actually have to bring something homemade?
July 18 2018 4:29 PMWhen Does Reducing Food Waste Turn Into Eating Trash?Introducing the Pickle, Slate’s new food and cooking advice column.
June 14 2018 4:10 PMLike Iced Coffee? Like Lemonade?Add a splash of tonic, and your summer is made!
June 9 2018 10:58 PMHow Anthony Bourdain Overhauled the Celebrity-Chef-Industrial-Complex
May 2 2018 10:50 AMSalad Place in Yuma, Arizona: Don’t Worry, Our Salads Don’t Come From Yuma, Arizona
April 30 2018 3:00 PMMindful MunchiesFrom vegan gummies to cannabis teas, marijuana edibles are becoming the newest product in the “wellness” market.
April 26 2018 5:26 PMA Brief History of the Absurdly Catchy Rap CommercialIt’s the KARS-4-KIDS of snack food jingles.
April 23 2018 7:23 PMIs the Current Tainted Romaine Panic Affecting People’s Salads?At one busy NYC spot, most diners lunched as usual.
April 23 2018 5:55 AMThis Post About Breathless Online Food Writing Will Give You a Reason to Live
April 20 2018 12:33 PMHow Do People Decide Which Snacks Belong at a Funeral?
April 18 2018 8:00 AMHysterical CravingsHow “pickles and ice cream” became the iconic “crazy” snack for pregnant women.
April 17 2018 7:30 AM“I Found a Half-Pint of Seafood Salad”: How Movie Theater Employees Feel About All the Weird Snacks People Smuggle In
April 16 2018 5:56 AMWant a Little Nosh?Welcome to Slate’s pop-up blog about snacks.
Feb. 7 2018 7:51 PMThere’s Nothing Wrong With Server-Speak. In Fact, It’s Polite!
Jan. 26 2018 6:20 PMWhy Are French People Fighting Over Discount Nutella?