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An unsettling look at restaurant food safety

- Analysis
Ugly food safety incidents are the topic of Francine L. Shaw’s new book, Who’s Watching the Kitchen? Except not from the point of view of the hapless consumer but of a longtime health inspector and food safety expert.

Behind the scenes at a top-level restaurant

- Analysis
Produce items are vital parts of high cuisine. But they’re far in the background.

The Secret History of Food

- Analysis
There is a genre of books about food that aren’t much more than a string of fascinating trivia. But usually these books are enjoyable and informative.