The Food Issue: The Times' Magazine releases its annual…

The Times' Magazine releases its annual food issue this weekend. Michael Pollan submits an epic piece about (what else) politics, the environment, and food prices, there's a look inside the fridges of foodies, Bittman pens a short piece on taking food seriously, and even William Safire gets in the game, discussing "Locavorism." A highlight: the piece on Shopsin's, in which Kenny describes his relationship with his customers thusly: "Sometimes my mind works a bit too fast, and I come to the conclusion of a relationship with customers faster than they get there. The abruptness of my understanding the essence of what’s happening is really upsetting to them...” [NYT]For more stories from Eater, go to

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