Links 79 and 80: Some Tasty Food Writing

This New Yorker story by Lauren Collins on the racist history of a barbecue chain was super interesting to read. My vote: nope, it’s still not okay to eat there. But do read the article!

Collins opens her piece with an anecdote about┬áKathleen Purvis throwing down the claim that “men are the new carpetbaggers of Southern food writing.” Purvis’ piece at the Bitter Southerner is also a great read; she really does know how use a snappy line (and makes some highly valid claims).

(Also: yes, sorry about the title of this post.)

 

Link 51: Applicable Advice, Whether You’re American or Not

Lindy West in the Guardian, being the brilliant powerhouse that she is.

I don’t usually cry over things, but her closing line made me nod my head and think “That’s a sentiment worth getting teary-eyed over.”