Food Culture and Politics

Inside Greenland’s Misunderstood Winter Delicacy” (Atlas Obscure, March 2022)

The Strange Endurance of the Practice of Eating Human Blood for Our Health” (Atlas Obscura, October 2022)

The Quest for ‘Forbidden Nut Flavor‘” (Serious Eats, May 2022)

The Art and Science of Cooking With Blood” (The Blood Project, April 2022)

The Mystery of the Puffer Fish Helmets of Kiribati” (Atlas Obscura, April 2022)

How to Plan An Office Event Menu That Your Coworkers Won’t Hate” (The Takeout, April 2022)

How The Rage for Sage Threatens Native American Traditions and Recipes” (Gastro Obscura, April 2022)

‘Blood Foods’ and the Violent Ties of Your Favorite Ingredients” (The Takeout, February 2022)

Your Definitive Guide to Drinking (Or Not Drinking) at Work Events” (The Takeout, October 2021)

A Food Waste State of Mind: How to Tackle a Systemic Problem as an Individual” (Serious Eats, May 2021)

How to Tackle The Single-Use Plastic Crisis in Your Kitchen” (Serious Eats, May 2021)

How Losing Your Sense of Smell Changes Your Relationship with Food” (Serious Eats, July 2020)

COVID-19 Has Led to A Spike in House Fires–And Kitchen Mishaps Are Mostly to Blame” (The Takeout, July 2020)

Interest in Foraging Is Booming. Here’s How to Do It Right” (Civil Eats, July 2020)

When The Government Banned PBR, Pabst Made Cheese Instead” (Atlas Obscura, April 2020)

The Secret Resistance Behind The World’s Most Dangerous Cheese” (The Outline, March 2020)

Do You Know What’s In Your Turmeric?” (The Takeout, March 2020)

Looking for Blood” (Eater, February 2020)

In 1930s New York, The Mayor Took on The Mafia by Banning Artichokes” (Atlas Obscura, January 2020)

Navigating Disability in The Kitchen Is All About Finding The Right Adaptations” (The Takeout, January 2020)

A 60-Second Intro to Cajun Food” (The Takeout, November 2019)

Cooking with Dry Ice is a Gas” (The Takeout, October 2019)

Scottish Singles Used to Spend Halloween Picking Kale” (Atlas Obscura, October 2019)

Deep Cuts: A Beginner’s Guide to Cooking Offal” (The Takeout, September 2019)

How Peru’s Inca Kola Triumphed Over Coke” (Atlas Obscura, August 2019)

A 60-Second Intro to Somali Food” (The Takeout, June 2019)

Before Jell-O, Colorful Gelatin Desserts Were Haute Cuisine” (Atlas Obscura, April 2019)

How Russia Fell in Love with Candy Bars Made out of Blood” (Munchies, March 2019)

The Hidden History of the Nutmeg Island that Was Traded for Manhattan” (Atlas Obscura, February 2019)

Why Trekkies Are So Obsessed with Making A Disgusting Klingon Dish Called Gagh” (Munchies, September 2018)

How Survivors of Stalinism Created a New Korean-Fusion Food” (Atlas Obscura, September 2018)

We Looked into Whether Cheap Alcohol Gives You A Worse Hangover” (Tonic, June 2018)

In Istanbul, Drinking Coffee in Public Was Once Punishable by Death” (Atlas Obscura, May 2018)

America’s Next Farm-to-Table Delicacy: Snails” (Make Change, April 2018)

Why Eating Insects Is An American Tradition” (Atlas Obscura, March 2018)

Everything You Know about Cheese Is a Lie” (The Outline, January 2018)

How Alaska’s Roadkill Gets A Second Life As Dinner” (Atlas Obscura, January 2018)

The Conqueror Who Longed for Melons” (Atlas Obscura, November 2017)

Bananas (As We Know Them) Are at Risk: How Does This Affect The Home Cook?” (Food52, October 2017)

Bananas As We Know Them May Soon Disappear” (Make Change, August 2017)

Why Are There So Few Bhutanese Restaurants in America?” (Food52, June 2017)

You Can’t Patent Toast: But You Can Patent A Bread-Refreshing Method” (Extra Crispy, April 2017)

When The Best Meal of Your Life Is in A Stranger’s Tiny Kitchen” (Make Change, February 2017)

A Scientist Explains Why Alt-Right Milk Chugging Is Idiotic” (Extra Crispy, February 2017)

The Taste of Wings to Come” (The Awl, January 2017)

American Pastoral: Can A Yak Economy Flourish in Cattle Country?” (The Awl, January 2017)

Pandan Waffles Are The Vietnamese Street Food You Didn’t Know You Wanted” (Extra Crispy, December 2016)

A Five-Step Guide To Buying The Best Matcha” (Tasting Table, November 2016)

Here’s Why You Should Be Eating Bugs” (Tasting Table, September 2016) (Poorly titled; article actually concerns why America’s bug eating scene is obsessed with crickets.)

What Breakfast Is Like In A Migrant Camp” (Extra Crispy, September 2016)

Don’t Believe The Matcha Hype” (Extra Crispy, August 2016)

Wheel of Fortune: Will An Obscure Treaty Change The Way We Name Our Cheeses?” (The Awl, August 2016)

This Electric Fork Aims to Make Every Meal More Delicious” (GOOD, August 2016)

Qishr Is The Coffee Substitute You’ve Been Waiting For” (Extra Crispy, July 2016)

The Simplest Italian Breakfast Is Breadcrumbs in Coffee” (Extra Crispy, July 2016)

“Is Roadside Foraging The Most Ethical Way to Eat Meat?” (Liberty Project, April 2016)

Wedge of Glory: How to Get Your Hands on Banned Raw-Milk Cheeses” (Tasting Table, April 2016)

Fillet of Flicka: Could Eating Horse Meat Help with America’s Equine Overpopulation Problem?” (Tasting Table, March 2016)

Teff Luck: An Ethiopian Company Wants to Make Teff Chips Big in The U.S.” (Tasting Table, February 2016)

Unidentified Pieing Objects” (Tasting Table, February 2016)

Take Comfort from The Kitchen-Sink Audacity of The True Bricolage” (Roads & Kingdoms, January 2016)

Leaf It to Science: Is Drinking Too Much Tea Going To Save Our Lives, Or Kill Us?” (Tasting Table, December 2015)

K-U-R-Town: The Story of Korean-Russian-Uzbek Food, From Stalin to Brooklyn,” (Tasting Table, November 2015)

“Meet The Arctic Chef Trying to Re-Introduce Traditional Cuisine among The Inuit” (Liberty Project, September 2015)

The Secret Life of Cheese” (Roads & Kingdoms, July 2015)

There Is Fried Fish on The Road back to The Land” (Roads & Kingdoms, July 2015)

Yes, Tea Can Get You Drunk. Here’s How” (Details, July 2015)

In Praise of Porridge” (Roads & Kingdoms, April 2015)

Yak” (Roads & Kingdoms, March 2015)

It’s Surprisingly Legal to Eat Lion Meat” (VICE, February 2015)

Vietnamese Authorities Sold A Bunch of Adorable Endangered Animals to Local Restaurants” (VICE, February 2015)

Vietnam Can’t Figure Out How To Deal With The Country’s Appetite for Cat Meat” (VICE, January 2015)

Soon We’ll All Be Eating Plastic Wrapped in Fungus” (VICE, December 2014)

Everything You Need To Know About Cooking With Blood” (GOOD, October 2014)

Who Owns Chicken Tikka Masala?” (Roads & Kingdoms, May 2014)

The Rôti sans Pareil Is 17 Birds Stuffed inside Each Other and It Is Delicious” (VICE, April 2014)

A Bug Dish for Insect Cooking Beginners” (Men’s Journal, March 2014)

I Ate Hose Ass in Kazakhstan” (VICE, January 2014)

How Do You Like Your Camel Meat?” (Slate and Roads & Kingdoms, September 2013)

Butchery and Other Fine Arts of Central Asian Cuisine” (Roads & Kingdoms, August 2013)

A Song of Sheep-Face Stew” (Roads & Kingdoms, May 2013)