Tracie McMillan
Tracie McMillan

Tracie McMillan, a freelance journalist whose work centers on food and class, is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. Her first book, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table, was published in 2012. Learn more on her website.

Behind the Scenes
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?”
May 3 2013 12:00 PMKitchen ElementalFire, water, air, and earth: Michael Pollan explores the building blocks of cooking.
Future Tense
June 27 2012 12:58 PMFood’s Class WarfareDo poor people eat badly because of limited options or personal preference?
Feb. 17 2012 6:30 AMThe American Way of EatingThe truth about money and class at Applebee’s.
Feb. 15 2012 7:30 AMThe American Way of EatingI got hired to do the hardest job at Applebee's.
Nov. 19 2014 11:30 PMCan 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.
Aug. 27 2012 3:44 AMCooking Isn't FunBut you should do it anyway.
Brow Beat
Feb. 20 2012 4:54 PMThe American Way of Eating Author Responds to Commenters: I’m No Elitist
Feb. 16 2012 7:05 AMThe American Way of EatingWho eats at Applebee’s—and why?
Green Room
Nov. 2 2009 12:10 PMBetter Off on Big Farms For workers in agriculture, size matters.
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Political Gabfest
Oct. 12 2015 4:13 PM The “Turn Up Your Drawl” Bonus Segment Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz debate the influence of regionalized accents in the political arena.