The best American food writing 2020 / edited and with an introduction by J. Kenji López-Alt ; Silvia Killingsworth, series editor
Book | Mariner Books,/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 2020

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xviii, 246 pages ; 21 cm.
The Best American series
Best American series.
Includes contributors' and other notable food writing from 2019.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-241).
The year's top food writing, from writers who celebrate the many innovative, comforting, mouthwatering, and culturally rich culinary offerings of our country.
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 -- What 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. Now 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.
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