Industry Reads & Recs

What we're reading and watching this week.

six devilied eggs with green onions and ham on a pink plate.
In some kitchens this is a crime; in others, it's a classic. / zi3000 ©

Here’s what we’re obsessed with this week.

Steve McQueen’s much-lauded series of films under the Small Axe umbrella kicks off with Mangrove, the true story of Trinidadian restaurateur Frank Crichlow, who opened a West Indian restaurant in the 1960s in London to intense police harrassment. It crackles with outrage and fire and is streaming on Amazon.  

Chef Edward Lee penned a blunt op-ed for Bon Appétit on why he fears the independent restaurant is on its way out for good.

With most Americans living in big cities, can local farms really provide enough food to feed concentrated populations? The answer is yes, but with a big caveat.

There’s a lot more to discuss about the comforting (and sometimes polarizing) deviled egg than whether your recipe uses paprika.

As an antidote to the consistent erasure of Black voices in the food sphere, Marcus Samuelsson’s newest cookbook, The Rise, chronicles and champions contributions of Black Americans to our nation’s cuisine. It includes a recipe for andouille and callaloo hand pies with sambal created in honor of Denver’s own food historian Adrian Miller.

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