The Government’s Secret Stash at JFK

Still life with explosives detector.
Still life with explosives detector. Photo:

Thanks to the shortsightedness and puritanical rigor of the Customs service, JFK is the final resting place for so many great foods that we should be eating — ibérico hams, homemade salumi, exotic Asian fruits, and who knows what else. We came across this shot: a tragic but highly appetizing image of doomed foods caught between two hungry lands.

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