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 Kathleen 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.”