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Food Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about food and eating should be just as diverse as foods and food-lovers are. So sometimes we are serious and sometimes silly. Some of our writers are pros. Many of them aren’t. We like a good essay or a fun list just as much as we like a recipe. We think you can like both Twinkies and tarragon and there’s room to have fun with both.

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When Julia Child Gives You Advice, Take It

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 12:55 PM

First appeared on Food Riot, by Sara Bir

We all have our "if only's."

If only I hadn't used the word "ass" during that job interview with the editor at the giant publishing house.

If only I remembered to wear a padded bra when I was on that...

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8 Foods That Are Totally Worth the Hype

(4) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 11:20 AM

First appeared on Food Riot, by Susie Rodarme

Food buzz seems to go in cycles, and sometimes, I sit back and watch the food media circling around something like, say, kale, and I have to scratch my head. I mean, if you like, kale, rad. I personally prefer...

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Why I Only Eat in Fancy Restaurants

(32) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 2:28 PM

First appeared on Food Riot, by John Donohue

With one broad exception, I don't eat out unless the meal is expensive. White tablecloths aren't necessary, but there better be aged steak served by seasoned waiters. Wallet-crushing, geometrically confusing and gastronomically rewarding grid-like menus are...

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On $4 "Artisanal" Toast

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 1:39 PM

First appeared on Food Riot, by Dana Staves

Toast is the new hip thing that we've always had all along, going the way of doughnuts and cupcakes, becoming artisanal and innovated. Except with toast, it seems there's not so much innovation as an attention to the art form...

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Is Chipotle the Future of Fast Food?

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 1:48 PM

First appeared on Food Riot, by Susie Rodarme

The first time someone told me about Piada Italian Street Food, a local Columbus chain (potentially ripped off inspired by NYC's Piada, which had opened the previous year), they described it as "Italian Chipotle." The "piada," the signature...

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I'm "Old World Matriarch," What Are You?

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 1:03 PM

First appeared on Food Riot, by Meryl Kimble

As I'm sure many of you have noticed, whether you wanted to or not, there is a current trend flying around the interwebs in the form of All The Quizzes. In the last couple of weeks alone I have discovered...

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My Food Police Freakout

(2) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 1:35 PM

First appeared on Food Riot, by Sara Bir

I got a jar of extra-virgin coconut oil because it's supposed to be the healthiest kind of fat out there. A friend of mine, who's not supposed to have animal products of any kind, eats a tablespoon straight from the...

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How to Go Wine Tasting Without Being Annoying

(8) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 1:27 PM

First appeared on Food Riot, by Amanda Feifer

When I was in grad school, I worked weekends at a small and wonderful California wine-tasting room. Dream job, right? I tasted excellent wines during every shift, learned about the industry from the vintner himself and worked super cool events,...

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A Beginner's Guide to Seasonal Eating

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 11:38 AM

First appeared on Food Riot, by Dana Staves

I was twenty-four years old before I really became aware that growing seasons existed. And for awhile, I felt ashamed of that. How could I not be aware of such things? How silly is that?

But over the years, I...

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Dear Baristas: Can We Tone Down The "A-hole Customer" Posts?

(1) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 9:44 AM

First appeared on Food Riot, by Susie Rodarme

I posted this article about "the worst" Starbucks customers from BuzzFeed (I know, I know) on my Facebook page the other day and tagged my friend Steph, who used to work at Starbucks with me. My barista friends...

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I Still Use Cookbooks

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 11:53 AM

First Appeared on Food Riot, by Sara Bir

I still use cookbooks because I have cookbooks. A lot of them.

I still use cookbooks because I like to write on their pages. Sometimes with a fine-tip Sharpie and sometimes with a pen. If I really love a recipe,...

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All The Places I Think Girl Scout Cookies Should Be Sold

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 11:42 AM

First appeared on Food Riot, by Kit Steinkellner

A bajillion props to the Girl Scout who decided to sell cookies outside of a medical marijuana dispensary. That's the kind of out-of-the-box (pun absolutely intended) thinking that leads to future Einsteins and Zuckerbergs. I bet that troop...

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Please Stop Putting Non-food Into Our Food

(3) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 12:50 PM

First appeared on Food Riot, by Susie Rodarme

Look, it's bad enough that our diets are all out of whack because food companies have to cover up things that taste horrendous with mountains of sugar, fats, and salt. And on top of that, we have to wonder and...

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To Hell With "Skinny" Recipes

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 11:55 AM

First Appeared on Food Riot, by Danguole Lekaviciute

Hey, girl. I bet there's one word you haven't heard enough lately: skinny.

And hey, girl. You've been on Pinterest lately (or ever), right? Skinny taco salads! Skinny stuffed shells. Skinny pancakes. It doesn't stop. ALL THE FOOD...

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How Many Recipes Do You Need to Master Before You Can Call Yourself a (Home) Chef?

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 12:55 PM

First appeared on Food Riot, by Kit Steinkellner

I've had this theory percolating in my brain for a while. Now I know how Darwin and Einstein felt, because my theory is undoubtedly on par with theirs and is almost definitely going to revolutionize the world in basically the...

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Down With Dinner Parties

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 12:20 PM

First appeared on Food Riot, by Rebecca Joines Schinsky

Several nights a week, my husband and I watch House Hunters as we unwind and get ready for bed. Amidst the terrible jokes about closets not being big enough to house the woman's shoe collection and the never-ending string...

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I Love Cutting up Dead Cows

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 1:38 PM

Firsts appeared on Food Riot, by Sara Bir

There's a sound, a wonderful subtle sound, that a sharp knife makes when it slides between lobes of cow muscle. It's not gory or cartoonish at all, like the amplified sound effects in a zombie flick, but closer to the...

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The Power of the YOLO Meal

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 1:23 PM

First appeared on Food Riot, by Kit Steinkellner

One of my current favorite internet personalities is Cassey Ho, otherwise know as Blogilates, a virtual fitness and healthy eating guru for the 21st century. While I rarely find the motivation/dedication to do her YouTube workout...

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I am a Recovering Junk-Food Addict

(7) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 7:20 PM

First appeared on Food Riot, by Susie Rodarme

The first time I saw the episode of The Simpsons where Homer goes to the Land of Chocolate, I'm fairly certain that my eyes got as round as saucers. Oh my stars-if you could make heaven into anything you wanted...

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Mean Parent Confessions: My Kids Eat What I Serve or They Don't Eat at All

(174) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 7:18 PM

First appeared on Food Riot, by Amanda Nelson

What I'm about to say will remove me from the Hip Parent Club and place me firmly in the Old-Fashioned Parent Club along with dads who wear khaki shorts with white socks and sneakers and moms who require their children...

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