The Food Pages December 10th

A fun list this week, with some long reads:

 

 

 

  • A great piece from WaPo on the challenges facing Chipotle right now, on both the customer side and the buisness-y supply chain side.

 

 

 

 

  • Exploring the history of claiming recipes to be “easy” and/or “fast”: “But I think we should talk more realistically about what’s involved in from-scratch cooking, the sacrifices it entails, and the fact that little of the complexity offered by today’s published recipes is really essential to cooking a delicious meal.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Here’s an excerpt from the new book The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America's Food and the author talking on Gastropod about compiling the book.