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Joshua Gee
A weekly summery of the best food and restaurant writing from around the country, plus local news from your favorite cities.
Created 29 Sep 2020
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  • This history of the Cheez-it
    20 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    Before we get started, a bit of housekeeping. Close watchers will notice I missed last week’s newsletter. I’m trying to be a bit easier on myself about getting one out every week (last week I was trav...
  • In which I only briefly mention the milk discourse
    07 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    If you are anything like me, election and post-election Twitter have had you *struggggling* this past week. Rather than read anything into Virgina results, I invite you to turn your eyes to Maine, whe...
  • The six worst restaurant chairs
    29 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 4 0
    Great story by Joshua M. Bernstein on the decline of craft beer bars. As is so often the case, those at the vanguard of the revolution don’t get to reap the benefits. In this case, the rise of brewery...
  • Cooking Timpano with Stanley Tucci
    22 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    For the past few weeks, there’s been a food media fight in New York about the future of fine dining. It started when Adam Platt in New York Magazine wondered if fine dining is dead. Even before the pa...
  • Food news from across the pond
    17 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    For the past few weeks the entire world was engrossed with a story of writers, betrayal, and plagiarism. I’m talking of course about this cookbook thing in London that seems like a big deal and very o...
  • The promise and the perils of lab-grown meat
    09 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    In writing Snack Cart, I’ve read a *lot* of kinda-bullshit filler interviews with people who have started brands. This Food & Wine interview by Kat Kinsman with Jackie Summers, the founder of Sorel Li...
  • That Pete Wells New York Times review is just as fun as everyone says
    01 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 4 0
    I loved this TASTE story by Sara Jenkins about people getting enraged at “inauthentic” versions of dishes. She points out that even within Italy there are massive variations based on regional tastes a...
  • You like food newsletters? Sure you do, everybody likes food newsletters
    24 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 6 0
    You might notice things look a bit different this issue. I’ve moved Snack Cart over to Substack. Unfortunately, I was not offered a huge deal to spend the next year building out my audience (YET!! Get...
  • Sorry Marge, I'm afraid this gets my lowest rating ever. Seven thumbs up.
    17 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    Eater has decided to drop the star system from their reviews. Critic Ryan Sutton writes a long essay explaining what led them to drop this restaurant criticism tradition. I'll be honest, I put off rea...
  • We're back
    10 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    Snack Cart publication was already trailing off pre-pandemic and at a certain point it felt like a bit too much (some readers know that my job is at New York’s Transit Agency, so things also got rathe...
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