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Cara Nicoletti comes from a long line of butchers, but her grandfather didn’t want her to follow in his footsteps. So she spent ten years developing a sausage that he would never have imagined.

The word “plantation” has been used in food branding to conjure images of a romanticized American South. Now brands are removing this word. We follow up on our 2019 episode on this topic to discuss.

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Disordered eating, anti-Blackness, and addiction all bubble together in Kiese Laymon’s new memoir, Heavy. "Food to me is a paradoxical way to get into all of the mess of what we are,” he says.

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What are “natural flavors” and why are they shrouded in secrecy? Why doesn’t lemon-flavored seltzer contain lemon juice? A flavor chemist explains it all.

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When a photo of the editor-in-chief in brownface surfaced, that was just the beginning of turmoil at the magazine and YouTube channel.

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When you walk into a restaurant, you’re bombarded with signals that tell you what kind of place it is. But what happens when those signals bring certain people in, and keep others out?