Food

Meet America’s Most Worthless Human Being

You must, must, must read the back-and-forth between the pompous, aggrieved Edelman and the polite small business owner.

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A Whole Foods Grows In Detroit

Not everyone has the luxury about worrying about the comfort of chickens.

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Thank Goodness for Gratitude: It Bolsters Willpower

It tricky to go shopping and not return with more than you expected. That’s because of Willpower.

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Building a Better Pancake

Anyway, I am in denial that Thanksgiving cometh and instead would like to know whose pancake recipe you use. Your family’s? Bisquick’s? Smitten Kitchen? Deborah Madison? I feel like we are not living our best pancake life.

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Eating Thanksgiving Dinner in a Restaurant is Cheating Y/N

The point of the holiday isn’t to partake of cranberry sauce, which is possibly the best straight-out-of-the-can food there is, but to partake of cranberry sauce across the table from someone you might not ordinarily see or even like all that much. Somebody you know — not some line cook paid $5.50 an hour — has to scrape that cranberry sauce out of the can into a bowl. Otherwise, so help me, it doesn’t count.

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Unnecessary, Compulsive Frugality

I am not uniformly miserly. I allow myself the pleasure of good beer, periodic meals out at places where the entrees cost more than ten dollars, and, now and again, a vacation. But waste still feels deeply difficult.

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Would Taxes on Sugar Make You Eat Less of It

on one hand, the First Lady encourages young people to “move more” and eat right, and on the other the President signs Farm Bills encouraging agribusiness to grow cheap starch.

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Getting Sugar Cereals As A Gift

At nearly $6 a box, the taste of unconditional love comes at an unaffordable price.

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A Passionate Defense of Taco Bell

Fast food is cheap because it’s only made of 3/4 food; the other 1/4 is our childhood memory of how the food should taste.

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“Save for the Zombie Apocalypse” Is the New “Save for Retirement”

Retirement is so far away, and who knows what the world will look like then, and maybe we’ll all have flying DeLoreans that run on garbage. How can we really prepare for that? A zombie apocalypse, on the other hand, is easy to anticipate.

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