Ellen Tarlin

Ellen Tarlin is a former Slate copy chief and writer of the "Clean Plate" blog. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston PhoenixBrooklyn Bridge, Bark, and  the RISK storytelling podcast. Follow her on Twitter.

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Jan. 28 2011 5:52 PMDo You Eat Fast Like an American or Slow Like a French Person?
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Jan. 27 2011 11:53 AMTemptation Timeline
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Jan. 26 2011 3:03 PMDo You Buy Your Groceries From Big Companies or Small?
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Jan. 25 2011 6:28 PMRepugnant Food Product of the Day
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Jan. 25 2011 5:39 PMJan. 24: What I Ate. Ding-Dong, the Frittata Is Dead. Plus: It's Butter!
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Jan. 24 2011 7:45 AMThe Fourth Obstacle to Sensible Eating: Outside Influences
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Jan. 23 2011 4:02 PMEating Experiment No. 3: Preliminary Findings
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Jan. 21 2011 9:54 PMJan. 21: What I Ate: My Accidentally Near-Perfect Day
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Jan. 20 2011 8:44 PMThe Reception Counter at My Dentist's Office
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Jan. 19 2011 9:16 PMJan. 19: What I Ate. Plus: "Clean Plate's" First Dramatic Meal Re-enactment, Why I Love the Chef, and the First Chocolate in 17 Days.
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Jan. 18 2011 7:56 PMJan. 18: What I Ate. And How Long It Took Me.
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Jan. 17 2011 9:05 PMJan. 17: What I Ate. Going for the Orange. Plus: My Appetite Is Back!
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Jan. 16 2011 8:30 PMJan. 16: What I Ate. Oh, Appetite, Where Art Thou?
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Jan. 15 2011 6:22 PMJan. 15: What I Ate. It's Vegetables, I Tell You! Vegetables!
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Jan. 14 2011 4:13 PMWhere's the Booze?
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Jan. 27 2011 8:00 PMJan. 27: What I Ate. Look at All Those Colors!
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Jan. 27 2011 11:24 AMJan. 26: What I Ate. The Day of the Severe Nausea.
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Jan. 25 2011 9:01 PMJan. 25: What I Ate. Temptation Averted for One Day.
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Jan. 25 2011 5:49 PMJust One Morning's Worth of Temptations
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Jan. 24 2011 10:14 PMThe Plate That Tells You How To Eat
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Jan. 23 2011 9:10 PMJan. 23: What I Ate. Goodbye, Stopwatch.
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Jan. 23 2011 10:11 AMJan. 22: What I Ate. My First Complete Meal, a Horrible Omelet-Folding Disaster, Flouting the Government's Rules, and My Secret to a Happy Marriage.
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Jan. 21 2011 3:32 PMIs Food Too Expensive?
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Jan. 20 2011 8:05 PMJan. 20: What I Ate. The Snack Attack Is Back.
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Jan. 19 2011 4:21 AMWhen "Rules" Collide
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Jan. 18 2011 1:33 PMEating With Children
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Jan. 17 2011 1:22 AMThe Third Obstacle to Sensible Eating: Time
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Jan. 16 2011 11:35 AMEating Experiment No. 2: Preliminary Findings
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Jan. 14 2011 9:34 PMJan. 14: What I Ate
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Jan. 13 2011 11:10 PMJan. 13: What I Ate



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The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

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Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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