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The Best American Food Writing™ 2020 / Edited and with an Introduction by J. Kenji López-Alt.

López-Alt, J. Kenji (editor, introduction. ). Killingsworth, Silvia (series editor. ).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Series Information

The Best American Series
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 641.3 LÓP (Text) 78731000521193 New NF Available -
  Donated by: The Friends of the Library

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780358344582
  • Physical Description: xviii, 246 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Author of The Food Lab" --cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword -- Introduction -- The Kitchen at Per Se was a Clean Place but Hard and Heartless Too / Kwame Onwuachi and Joshua David Stein -- "I Just Want to Eat Her Up!" / Alex van Buren -- A Critic for All Seasons / Korsha Wilson -- A Real Hot Mess: How Grits Got Weaponized Against Cheating Men / Cynthia R. Greenlee -- Open Wide / Burkhard Bilger -- Fare Access: DC Restaurants Could Do More to Welcome Diners with Disabilities / Laura Hayes -- Kitchen Shift / Hannah Goldfield -- Lean Cuisine Doesn't Want to Be Part of Diet Culture Anymore. Does It Have a Choice? / Kaitlyn Tiffany -- The Demand for "Authenticity" Is Threatening Kansas City's Homegrown Tacos / José R. Ralat -- The Man Who's Going to Save Your Neighborhood Grocery Store / Joe Fassler -- The Provocations of Chef Tunde Wey / Brett Martin -- Whatever Happened to Portland? / Meghan McCarron -- When Jacques Pépin Made All the World an Omelet / Joshua David Stein -- Where'd You Go, Rocco DiSpirito? / Kat Kinsman -- Easy, Peasy, Japanese-y: Benihana and the Question of Cultural Appropriation / Sho Spaeth -- It's Not Always Easy to Be Jamie Oliver / Kim Severson -- New Coke Didn't Fail. It Was Murdered / Tim Murphy -- Wet 'n Wild / Katy Kelleher -- Peter Luger Used to Sizzle. Not It Sputters / Pete Wells -- Hard Times for a Hot Commodity, the Prized New Mexico Chile / Amelia Nierenberg -- Here's What the Government's Dietary Guidelines Should Really Say / Tamar Haspel -- The Spice Trade / Paige Williams -- We All Scream / Charlotte Druckman -- What the Heck Is Crab Rangoon Anyway? / Dan Nosowitz -- Yelp Reviewers' Authenticity Fetish Is White Supremacy in Action / Sara Kay -- Contributors' Notes -- Other Notable Food Writing of 2019.
Summary, etc.:
"'These are stories about culture,' writes J. Kenji López-Alt in his introduction. 'About how food shapes people, neighborhoods, and history.' This year's Best American Food Writing captures the food industry at a critical moment in history--from the confrontation of abusive kitchen culture, to the disappearance of the supermarkets, to the rise and fall of celebrity chefs, to the revolution of baby food. Spanning from New York's premier restaurants to the chile factories of New Mexico, this collection lifts a curtain on how food arrives on our plates, revealing extraordinary stories behind what we eat and how we live" --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Food.
Food habits.
Dinners and dining.
Literary collections.

Series Information

The Best American Series

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