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668: The Long Fuse
Chinese Restaurant Syndrome cooked up by Ho Man Kwok or "Hu-man crock of..."
restaurants  mythology  history  Food  Media  literacy 
9 weeks ago by oripsolob
Look to the food world to understand America’s white supremacy problem - San Francisco Chronicle
The incessant ticker of white denunciation running since Charlottesville is necessary but isn’t heartening; a cursory rebuke is not tantamount to virtue, and what we need is an admission of complicity. Charlottesville is another distraction, albeit a mortally dangerous one that will inevitably offer up these more obviously “evil” white supremacists to smother the necessary restitution.
race  inequalities  sociology  Food 
september 2017 by oripsolob
Creamed, Canned And Frozen: How The Great Depression Revamped U.S. Diets : The Salt : NPR
Ziegelman tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that the Depression was one of the "most important food moments" in U.S. history. Coe agrees: "The Great Depression was a time when Americans had food front and foremost in their minds and were worrying about it every day."

Cheap, nutritious and filling food was prioritized — often at the expense of taste.
food  history  money  npr 
august 2016 by oripsolob
How South Korea Uses Kimchi To Connect To The World — And Beyond : The Salt : NPR
"We call the Korean food 'K-Food', like 'K-Pop' music," says Park of the government-created campaign designed to popularize the country's cuisine.

"The government gave financial support to Korean restaurants in the U.S.," says Hyunjoo, who six years ago started a line of kimchi called "Sinto Gourmet" in America. "They want more people outside Korea to eat more Korean food."
food  recipes  restaurants 
august 2016 by oripsolob
Why ramen noodles replaced cigarettes as prison currency | WUNC
The change reflects the worsening condition of prison food services due to privatization, according to the study’s author Michael Gibson-Light, a University of Arizona doctoral student scheduled to present his findings to the American Sociological Association today. The specific prison he studied had no smoking ban, unlike other prisons, yet inmates still chose ramen noodle packets — called “soups” — over other goods, like stamps and envelopes.
prisons  corporation  sociology  food 
august 2016 by oripsolob
What's the Difference Between Sweet Potatoes and Yams? | Epicurious.com
The prevailing theory seems to date to the slave-era South, where sweet potatoes were established as a crop and dubbed yams, a shortened form of the African word nyami, which means "to eat," McIver said.
history  food 
november 2015 by oripsolob
23 Hidden Gems You Must Visit In Chicago
Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington Street, The Loop: “It’s an amazing building, completely free, and always has really interesting art exhibits.” The Pedway Downtown Pedestrian Walkway System, Central Business District: This underground walking system is used by tens of thousands of pedestrians each day and connects to CTA trains and buildings over roughly 40 blocks in the Central Business District. Promontory Point at Burnham Park, 5491 S. Shore Drive, South Side: “This place has the most underrated view of the skyline! The South Side never gets enough love.”
chicago  art  food  restaurants  photography  photos 
april 2015 by oripsolob
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