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  1. culinary school
    We Graduated Culinary School. Now What?Training to work in an industry in peril.
  2. indoor dining
    Peter Luger Is Filling Its Dining Room With Wax FiguresHave a drink with fake Don Draper, perhaps.
  3. debates
    Hamantaschen Are Perfect, Thank You Very Much“I was actually surprised that there’s a smear campaign…”
  4. reopening
    NYC Bumps Indoor Dining Up to 35 Percent Starting Next Friday“Now’s the time to start doing more reopening,” says Andrew Cuomo.
  5. who ya gonna call?
    Ghost Kitchens Will Always Be DumbThey are not, in fact, the future of restaurants.
  6. reopening
    How NYC’s Bars and Restaurants Are Preparing for the Return of Indoor Dining“We’re not thrilled about it.”
  7. advertising
    Oatly’s Super Bowl Ad Was Awful — But Oat Milk Is GreatFeaturing Oatly’s CEO, the ad received instant backlash online.
  8. coronavirus
    Indoor Dining Can Return to NYC on Valentine’s DayGovernor Andrew Cuomo says the city is on track to reopen dining rooms at 25 percent capacity on February 14.
  9. lawsuits
    What on Earth Is in Subway’s Tuna?Subway says it’s tuna. A lab, and a lawsuit, claim it’s something else.
  10. apps
    The Surprising Joy of Leftover PastriesA new app makes days much more exciting.
  11. encounter
    147 Minutes With the ‘Accidental Voice for Chinatown’When COVID-19 arrived, Grace Young knew what she had to do.
  12. changes
    Joe Biden Has Already Removed Trump’s Oval Office Diet Coke ButtonPlenty of changes at the White House.
  13. strikes
    What’s Happening at the Hunts Point Produce Market?Workers are on strike, and some experts warn it could affect the city’s produce supplies.
  14. tater time
    Potatoes Will Make Their Triumphant Return to Taco Bell’s MenuNow do Mexican Pizza.
  15. shutdowns
    With Democrats in Control of Congress, Hope Rises for Restaurant Relief“We feel pretty good that we can get the bill passed.”
  16. public health
    When Can New York’s Grocery Store Workers Get Vaccinated?According to current projections, the state’s grocery workers will be eligible by the end of the month.
  17. the great outdoors
    A Full Taxonomy of New York’s Winter StreeteriesBundle up and dig in.
  18. come on in
    2020 Is the Year of Sidewalk FatigueWhen will we be able to take the indoors for granted again?
  19. openings
    Everything You Need to Know About Roberta’s New Burger Joint, Burgie’sThe Brooklyn favorite launches a new venture this weekend.
  20. bundle up!
    How Does Outdoor Dining Work in the Snow?New York City’s Department of Sanitation has issued some important new guidelines.
  21. novelties
    I Was Starting to Resent Cooking. Then I Discovered The Golden Girls Cookbook.A friend and a confidante.
  22. investigations
    How Does Nigella Lawson Pronounce ‘Microwave’?The best way, as it turns out.
  23. recaps
    The Great British Baking Show Holiday Special Is Perfect TV NothingnessIt arrives on Netflix a year late — and it’s an ideal balm for 2020.
  24. cooking
    Why America Still Can’t Quit the Air FryerIt was hailed as the next Instant Pot. It has become something more.
  25. sweet
    What Will America Look Like After Trump? We’ll Have Lady Gaga Oreos, for OneThe Chromatica cookies will debut in January.
  26. achievements
    French Madman Breaks Intense Pizza RecordIt is literally the world’s cheesiest pie.
  27. game shows
    Watch David Chang Win Who Wants to Be a MillionaireHe’s donating the money to a restaurant-related charity.
  28. recaps
    In the End, The Great British Baking Show Brought Me to TearsIt’s time for the finale of the weirdest season in Great British history.
  29. streeteries
    What Happens If Outdoor Dining Pauses in New York?People need spaces to gather. Do we want to see what happens when those go away?
  30. recaps
    Did It Really Have to Be This Way, Great British Baking Show?It’s Pâtisserie Week and it’s all just too much.
  31. cooking
    The Enormous Joy of the Tiny ThanksgivingIt is not a celebration of abundance. It is a celebration of just enough.
  32. taste test
    Can Pickle Rick Seltzer Cure Our Collective Malaise?Pickle-flavored seltzer is finally here. Is it any good?
  33. closings
    Say Good-bye to Two More Vital New York RestaurantsThe Beatrice Inn and MeMe’s Diner will both close their doors soon.
  34. recaps
    The Great British Baking Show Is Best When It Is Very, Very British“Take me to a British lemon bog! Make me a preindustrial mutton-fat pudding with an entire rindy lemon in the middle of it!”
  35. food tv
    Alton Brown Apologizes for ‘Flippant’ Holocaust TweetsTwitter users quickly pointed out how insensitive the Food Network star’s comments were.
  36. recaps
    Has The Great British Baking Show Gotten Too Weird?What does “’80s Week” even mean in the context of pastry?
  37. something good
    Well, at Least It’s National Doughnut Day?Normally, we wouldn’t mention this. But today is no normal day.
  38. closings
    Joe Bastianich’s Otto Has Closed for GoodA “For Rent” sign now hangs in the window of the Greenwich Village space.
  39. election night
    So, What Are We Having For Dinner Tonight?Why the election makes meal planning impossible.
  40. food tv
    The 5 Biggest Problems With This Week’s Great British Baking ShowIt was not necessarily the best week in the tent.
  41. coffee wire
    What Went Wrong at Brooklyn Roasting Company?The local coffee chain has filed for bankruptcy protection and closed its biggest shops. Can it chart a new path forward?
  42. recaps
    The Great British Baking Show Was Never Going to Save UsPerhaps we’ve been asking too much of Paul Hollywood and the gang.
  43. cooking
    It’s Time for FunfettiThis is not birthday cake or celebration cake. It’s cake because things are grim and it is a Wednesday.
  44. food politics
    Court’s Food-Stamp Ruling Is a Loss for Trump, a Win for Basic DecencyA federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s plan to end SNAP benefits for nearly 700,000 unemployed Americans.
  45. recaps
    Even in the Great British Baking Show Tent, Things Have Gotten BadThe world is mired in problems of our own making. Why must it also be that way in the tent?
  46. closings
    Mourning the Restaurants I’ll Never Get to VisitEveryone has the list of places they’ll get to eventually. What happens when they all close?
  47. tips
    Please Don’t Do ThisA tip line is not the place to take an anti-mask stance.
  48. recaps
    It’s Bread Week in the Tent!And there are … rainbow bagels?
  49. delivery
    A New Delivery Service Offers Food for ThoughtGastronomy Underground dives into Mexico’s rich culinary history.
  50. cooking
    Le Creuset TikTok Is the Only Good Thing on the Internet“Lemme flex the Le Creuset gang real quick.”
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