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Can Whole Foods Change the Way Poor People Eat?

Challenging elitism, racism, and obesity with a grocery store may sound crazy. Here’s what happened when Whole Foods tried to do it in Detroit.

Nov. 20 2014 11:08 AM“Food’s a Great Lens, but It’s Not the Actual Topic We Need to Address”Tracie McMillan on the story behind her piece “Can Whole Foods Change the Way Poor People Eat?”
Oct. 30 2014 3:46 PMTricky TreatsThe newest trend in Halloween sweets? Candy that’s supposed to taste like other candy.
Sept. 7 2014 7:30 PMFood Festivals Are RevoltingThese modern-day bacchanals showcase the worst features of American life.
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.
Nov. 17 2014 1:50 PMHas the Food Movement’s Moment Finally Arrived?What happens when you put Mark Bittman and Michael Pollan in a room with a couple of hundred well-heeled foodies—and a few dozen conventional farmers.
Sept. 18 2014 9:34 AMHow to Order Chinese FoodFirst, stop thinking of it as “Chinese food.”
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.

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