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The Joy and Economics of Cooking Pizza At Home

Slice J. Kenji López-Alt 88 comments

Dear Mr. Yglesias,
Boy, have I got a crust to pick with you. I'm talking, of course, about your post on Slate yesterday called The Folly of Cooking Pizza at Home, a post whose title alone could potentially stir up the regulars on this site to demand that you be forced, heretic-style, into the mouths of a 1,000°F converted kettle grill pizza oven. Or, at the very least, to start thinking of creative ways to repurpose their pizza cutters and baking steels. More

'Slate' Forgets That Urban Hipsters Aren't the Only Ones Canning Food

Adam Kuban 27 comments

Slate takes a look at the recent upswing in food-canning but does so from a decidedly urban angle. Writer Sara Dickerman wonders whether DIY preservation actually saves money or if it's just a way for food bloggers to pat themselves on the back, get some bloggable material out of the activity, and showboat online. Nowhere in the article, though, does it address the fact that many people do indeed have access to homegrown produce and that even in this day and age of commercially canned foods, many folks still do it themselves out of necessity. More

Trying to Re-create Dishes from Restaurant Cookbooks, Including Shopsin's 'Slutty Cakes'

New York Erin Zimmer 5 comments

In the spirit of recessions, and not going hungry during them, we started a Friday morning feature on Serious Eats New York spotlighting recipes from the city's beloved (and oftentimes pricey) restaurants, like this "Eating in with Mario Batali: Spaghetti... More

Can Genetically Modified Crops End World Hunger?

Sarah Wolf 8 comments

Photograph from mattdente on Flickr Slate Magazine says: Maybe. As much as companies like Monsanto and Syngenta might position themselves as the solution to the global food crisis, Slate claims that they would have to significantly change the way they operate first. The article gives the GM industry some specific suggestions for policy change, such as no longer requiring poor farmers to buy new seeds every year, as well as increasing investment in nutritious, easy-to-grow crops like cassava, sorghum, millet, and chickpeas. Slate also urges GM companies to be more honest about the amount of time, energy, and technological development that will be necessary to achieve the kind of crop yields they're promising. Finally, the article proposes that GM companies... More

The Bloody Truth About Raising City Chickens

Hannah Howard 8 comments

The City Chicken Urban farming has become an urban farming movement. The New York Times ran a piece about the expanding world of urban farming, which is taking root in abandoned lots, backyards, deserted factories, and schoolyards from Detroit to West Oakland. The article focused on growing vegetables, such as young spinach and tomatoes. But many of these hip, young, smart revolutionary farmers tend not only basil and marigolds, but also our feathery friends. Slate contributor L.E. Leone shares her experiences with urban chicken farming and points to a pathological avoidance of talking about blood, even on sites like thecitychicken.com. Workshops and classes on chicken farming often omit instruction and discussion about the grand finale: the slaughter. The modern, expected... More

May I Pour You Some Wine? A Server's Take on Wine Service

Hannah Howard 23 comments

I work at a wine bar. I pour a lot of wine. It goes with the job. When Christopher Hitchens posted his rant last week on Slate, I couldn't help but feel personally attacked. More

Pity the Food Snob

Adam Kuban 10 comments

On Slate, Daniel Gross laments the plight of the poor ol' food snob, as gourmands must now face the double blow of skyrocketing prices in addition to the environmental impact of their high-falutin' cravings. Once you start paying close attention, it's very hard to justify, in any economic climate, the prices of many food-snob essentials: $14.99 for a pound of wild ramps, $43 for a liter of Italian olive oil, etc. And since most food snobs are also good liberals who savor their expensive bounty while lingering over the Sunday Times, the contradiction can be sickening. We're spending obscene amounts on food we don't need at a time when so many others are genuinely struggling to pay for enough basic... More

Debunking PETA's $1 Million Fake-Meat Prize

Raphael 1 comment

Slate calls PETA's $1 million prize "nothing but a publicity stunt."... More

Is it Safe to Eat Pork Brains?

Raphael 3 comments

Slate lets us know it's safe to eat pork brains, but inhaling them would be a bad idea.... More

What Makes Sugar Explode?

Raphael 1 comment

Slate has the answer.... More

In Videos: Explainer: Can You Eat Squirrels?

Robyn Lee 6 comments

If you can catch one, hell yeah! After the jump watch Slate's Samantha Henig attempt to catch a squirrel in order to cook it à la Mike Huckabee style: fried in a popcorn popper.... More

Porky Porky Pies

Nathalie Jordi Post a comment

Why do we love pigs so much? wonders Sara Dickerman on Slate. My personal answer's one word long: bacon.... More

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