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articles by: Eric Steinman

Does the World Need a Cotton Candy Grape?

A few decades ago, there was an utter dearth when it came to the variety of fruit made available to American consumers. If you wanted an apple, you pretty much had a choice between Red Delicious and G…

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Do We Need Farm-to-Dog Food?

If you have ever watched a dog, off-leash, and free to investigate the great outdoors, you know that, besides running and frolicking, most dogs will eat an array of really disgusting stuff off the gro…

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Giant Salad Towers Inspired by Pizza Hut Buffet

If you're at an all-you-can-eat buffet, you know there is little sense in piling your plate up with salad, potatoes, and breadsticks. Instead, it's easier to make multiple trips between your table and…

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Want to Share Leftovers With Strangers? There’s an App for That.

I once had a girlfriend who always requested a to-go box for her restaurant leftovers, no matter how much or how little there was to spare. Post meal we would walk around the city, sometimes in aimles…

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Wine & Food Pairing: An Easy Guide

Throughout our adult lives, we are told that certain foods just don’t play nicely with certain wines. However, trying to remember which goes with which is often a culinary puzzle most of us don’t want…

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Careful What You Skip, Especially if it’s Breakfast

There is a certain member of my extended family that just never eats breakfast. She wakes early, goes about her day and then (presumably) eats something around 11AM. There is no real rationale to such…

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So Your Kid Accidentally Saw You Having Sex–Now What?!

I was maybe eight, or nine-years-old, and it was an early weekend morning and I was hungry for French toast. I did what most children would do -- walk into my mother's room to kindly/demandingly reque…

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Self-Control as the Path to Happiness

If you ever frequent one of those all-you-can-eat houses of food worship, where balancing chicken wings, potato salad, and chocolate muffins on a 9-inch plate serves as a means of personal achievement…

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Is Chopped Salad the New Sliced Bread?

Years ago, actually make that generations ago, the height of culinary showmanship was a tableside tossing of a Caesar salad. While I am a little too young to remember such a ritual, there were wheeled…

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Can Fixing the American Food System Be This Easy?

With the clamorous debates about food and food policy these days, nearly everyone has a targeted opinion, and possibly a solution, as to how Americans should be eating better. At the center of our …

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about Eric Steinman

Eric Steinman is a freelance writer based in Rhinebeck, NY. He regularly writes about food, music, art, architecture, and culture and is a regular contributor to Bon Appétit among other publications.

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