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News Fri Oct 08 2010

The Dollar Menu, Under the Lens

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Jonathan Blaustein lately suffered from a bout of sticker shock. He purchased a container of blueberries from California for one buck and upon opening the container realized he had just paid 10 cents for 1 blueberry as ten little berries stared back up at him.

the New Mexican photographer began to think about the cost of his food, and how far a dollar gets you these days. Particularly, how far it gets you in fresh produce market and how far it gets you at your "local" fast food joint.

from Kerry Macdonald's piece in the NYT:

"The project allowed him to ask questions about the things North Americans eat in a fast-food culture. Is this food? Just because we can put something in our mouths, does that make it food? At what point do we decide that something isn't food?"

His telling slideshow and story were written up today under this week's LENS at the New York Times found here

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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