Sifting through the vast number of written works on food and drink published every year in the US is a huge task, but J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, author ofThe Food LabandEvery Night is Pizza Night, has done it very ably in this collection of 25 pieces taken from newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books.
Among the authors and pieces you’ll encounter:
Cynthia R. Greenlee:A Real Hot Mess: How Grits Got Weaponized Against Cheating Men
José R. Ralat: The Demand for “Authenticity” Is Threatening Kansas City’s Homegrown Tacos
Korsha Wilson:A Critic for All Seasons
Pete Wells:Peter Luger’s Used to Sizzle. Now It Sputters
Amelia Nirenberg:Hard Times for a Hot Commodity, the Prized New Mexico Chile