Industry Reads & Recs

Sick chefs, insufferable artists, vanishing buffets, and more.

You say global health crisis; I say fertile liminal zone. / winyu ©

Is the macho kitchen culture of pushing through shifts no matter how sick you are starting to change with COVID? Maybe―slowly.

Don’t call these unprecedented times. They’re emotionally rich circumstances, at least for artists designing outdoor seating enclosures.

Eating at a buffet may have a higher squick factor than it did 12 months ago, but here’s why one writer hopes the venerable Indian buffet outlasts COVID.

What you should know about filing your taxes if you received unemployment last year.

How (and why) do you throw a quinceañera when you can barely find enough food to eat? Here’s how one Cuban family did it.

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