Food

Food Festivals Are Revolting

These modern-day bacchanals showcase the worst features of American life.

Aug. 24 2014 8:45 PMThe United Sweets of AmericaIf every state had an official dessert, what would it be? (Montana gets S’mores.)
July 23 2014 11:11 AMAlmond Milk Is Not the ProblemIt’s fine if you don’t like it. But that doesn’t mean it’s bad for the environment.
June 4 2014 8:39 AMNoma vs. Chez PanisseHow today’s rock star chefs reaffirm and challenge Alice Waters’ dogma.
March 10 2014 11:38 PMThe United Steaks of AmericaIf every state had an official meat, what would it be?
March 3 2014 1:30 PMHow a Few Very Powerful Meat Companies Raise Chicken Prices—No Collusion Necessary
Feb. 19 2014 5:57 PMThis Is Cindy With Giant Food Calling ​...The voice mail you get if your Hot Pockets (maybe) include meat from "unsound animals."
Feb. 10 2014 7:00 AMFood Deserts Aren’t the ProblemGetting fresh fruits and vegetables into low-income neighborhoods doesn’t make poor people healthier.
Jan. 27 2014 4:41 PMThe Death of Italian Cuisine?Kids in Rome are eating just as much junk as kids in America.
Dec. 26 2013 12:00 AMWhy Is Hellmann’s Mayonnaise So Darn Good?An investigation into the amazing qualities of a 100-year-old condiment.
Dec. 16 2013 10:53 AMHow to Zest an Orange. Or a Lemon. Or a Lime.
Dec. 9 2013 10:01 AMJames Beard Was Wrong. Garlic Powder Is Amazing.
Nov. 27 2013 4:44 PMHow to Make Pie DoughIt’s not hard. And you don’t need a food processor.
Oct. 30 2013 3:15 PMThe Secret to Amazing Roasted Pumpkin SeedsDon’t use the kind from your jack-o’-lantern.
Oct. 14 2013 11:47 PMHow Dangerous Is Candy?And what’s the definition of candy, anyway?
Sept. 18 2013 5:18 AMChicken Stock Doesn’t Count as MeatVegetarians won’t die if they sometimes eat food with poultry broth in it.
July 24 2014 6:19 PMNo One Can Agree on What “Homemade” MeansFrance’s new labeling law was doomed from the beginning.
June 6 2014 8:36 AMGastronomic BigotryDo you think an ethnic restaurant caused your food poisoning? You might be a little bit racist.
March 20 2014 12:27 PMThe Woman Who Invented the Chocolate Chip CookieShe was a gifted cook and a savvy entrepreneur. And, despite what you may have heard, she didn’t invent it by accident.
March 4 2014 7:52 AMMeat Industry 1, Obama Administration 0The president’s ambitious antitrust plan was no match for lobbyists with lots of cash.
Feb. 27 2014 3:27 PMThe Correct Way to Peel a BananaStep 1: Turn over the banana.
Feb. 12 2014 8:17 AMWhat’s the Difference Between a Garden and a Farm?It’s a tougher question than you think.
Feb. 2 2014 11:47 PMWould You Wear a Sweater Made From Milk?Yeah, people in the ’40s didn’t either.
Dec. 27 2013 11:34 AMMayo-phobiaWhy do some people hate mayonnaise so much?
Dec. 20 2013 9:05 AMGift-Wrapped DinnerIt’s not hard to assemble tamales. It just takes a little bit of practice.
Dec. 10 2013 7:00 AMSlate’s Favorite Recipes of the YearThe dishes we made again and again in 2013.
Dec. 6 2013 7:59 PMVictimized TwiceRestaurant workers’ wages are routinely docked when customers walk out on their tab. It’s an outrage, and it needs to stop.
Nov. 14 2013 11:57 AMYou Need One Special Piece of Equipment to Make Amazing FrostingFluffy, spreadable, delicious frosting is not just a lie propagated in Betty Crocker commercials.
Oct. 20 2013 11:37 PMCan a $400 Blender Change Your Life?Yes.
Sept. 25 2013 11:54 PMSympathy for the DevilIn defense of Gordon Ramsay.
Sept. 11 2013 5:52 PMThe Fastest Way to Seed JalapeñosWatch the best technique for making hot chilies less hot.

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