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How Amazon Can Help Whole Foods Fix Itself

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s impossible to predict what the proposed purchase of Whole Foods by Amazon might mean for the grocery chain, for the future of food and retailing in general, for the nascent meal-kit industry, for employment in the retail space, and so on. It’s equally impossible not …

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Can a Food Critic Diet Successfully?

Source: Grub Street NY

Like the many experts I’ve consulted over the decades during the course of countless protein diets, Mediterranean diets, all-fruit diets, and assorted other doomed starvation regimes over the decades, Tanya Zuckerbrot exudes the kind of practiced optimism that skinny, type-A, successful professionals often do. There’s a small stone statue of …

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In the Apocalyptic Future, We’ll All Be Eating Bugs

Source: Grub Street NY

“What’s in the cocktail?”

“Cricket-infused vodka, strawberries, jalapeño, and simple syrup,” says Robyn Shapiro, who is wearing a vintage NASA T-shirt in her big (for the East Village) kitchen, with off-white Corian counter­tops and the refrigerator hidden in a drawer. Shapiro, whose day job is deputy director of…More »

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The Suicide of Williamsburg Restaurateur Colin Devlin

Source: Grub Street NY

Way back in 2001, when a Williamsburg date night might consist of dinner at Planet Thailand, a 30-year-old Colin Devlin opened DuMont, an unassuming but impeccable little place on Union Avenue that mixed comfort food with refinement years before the rest of New York thought to do so. At the time, Devlin’s so-called “DuMac & Cheese,” with its cargo of Gruyère and lardons, seemed impossibly exotic, particularly a half-block from the Lorimer L stop. A few years later, when Devlin opened Dressler on a dog-eared stretch of Broadway, it was noted as much for its custom-made aluminum chandeliers as ...

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