Vox Populi

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Thomas Sayers Ellis: Godzilla’s Avocado

An artichoke’s heart does not pump ketchup.
It pumps pesto,
oily, olive clots of guacamole.

November 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Marco North: The Stairs

Downstairs, there is a pile of kopeks next to the garbage bins. A ruble is far less than a penny, and there are one hundred kopeks to every ruble…. The kopeks are not there to be thrown away. They are for someone who actually needs them. Three hundred of them would buy a potato or two.

October 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Kevon Painter: The Incredible Power of a Potluck

Dinner table gatherings help to build cultural ties and tear down political walls. Tomatoes crushed by hand, simmered into a large Dutch oven, with garlic, salt, and pepper to flavor. … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Michael Pollan: How Cooking Can Change Your Life

Renowned activist and author Michael Pollan argues that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health, build communities, fix our … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

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