Day: June 3, 2020

Food Has Always Been Political

On Friday morning at 10:30 a.m., several of us editors at Bon Appétit jumped on a Zoom call to discuss how we were going to cover the uprisings sparked by George Floyd’s killing. As a food brand, we’re often talking about recipes, cooking techniques, and emerging restaurants. But we also understand that food is inherently political, and there’s no getting around that. If you need proof, look no further than the recent pandemic. As we’ve documented in our daily Restaurant Diaries, restaurants are scrambling for PPP loans and undocumented workers are falling through the cracks.

In recent years, we at BA have been reckoning with our blind spots when it comes to race. We still have work to do. But one thing I know is that our editorial mission—besides recipes and home cooking—is to cover the most important stories of the moment as they relate to food. And as

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How Food Businesses Nationwide Are Responding

These are unprecedented times. It seems like the whole world has been brought to its knees, from the rapid and destructive spread of COVID-19 to the recent protests in response to the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. The food industry isn’t exempt. So as things develop, we’ve asked people working in the food industry, from coast to coast, to share what they’re seeing in their communities, how they’ve been affected, and how they’re responding.

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<h1 class="title">Pixie-Retreat-Vegan-Take-out-COVID-19.jpg</h1> <div class="caption"> Pixie Retreat in Portland, Oregon, didn't need to change its business model, like many other restaurants, since it was already focused on take-out. </div> <cite class="credit">Photo by Marielle Dezurick</cite>
Pixie Retreat in Portland, Oregon, didn’t need to change its business model, like many other restaurants, since it was already focused on take-out.

Photo by Marielle Dezurick

“People are looking at the cost of our food in a

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How To Use All The Food In Your Refrigerator To Prevent Waste

If you find yourself throwing out moldy berries, stale pieces of bread and wilted lettuce on a regular basis, you’re not alone.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, between 30% and 40% of the U.S. food supply goes to waste every year. This not only hurts our wallets, but it means we’re tossing food in landfills unnecessarily.

With a little bit of intention, you can use up all those random ingredients you find in your kitchen. We went to the experts for the best tips and tricks for using up all the odds and ends in your fridge and pantry. 

Choose A Theme Instead Of A Specific Recipe

When it comes to using up tidbits from your refrigerator, Clare Langan, a home-cooking expert who was a producer on the A&E cooking show “Scraps,” recommends loosely planning meals by theme instead of adhering to specific recipes. 

“Each week, or a

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All The TikTok Food Hacks You Need To Try

Chances are, if you’re not a member of Gen Z you’ve tried to avoid TikTok for as long as possible. But—BUT!—it’s more than just a collection of bad dances and hard-to-understand memes. Turns out, the people of TikTok are chock-full of food-related knowledge.

TikTok users constantly share their food hacks with their followers and For You pages. From three ingredient coffee to the proper way to wash your fruit, the app has shaken everyone (even our expert kitchen team) to their core with some of their tricks. Here are some of the best, most mesmerizing, and sometimes, sure, a little gross TikTok food trends out there. Get ready for a wild ride.

Dalgona Coffee

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When it comes to TikTok

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