- Melissa Harris-Perry wants you to know that you have a right to exist, and that eating affirms that right.
- Required pre-holiday reading: The Fat Nutritionist reminds you that all foods, just like all women, are real.
- Female chefs also have a right to exist, and Eater discusses some ways that media can stop making them invisible in or separate from discussions of Great Chefs.
And just for fun, foods that do not have a right to exist according to the internet:
- According to Groupthink: unsalted butter, sugarless applesauce, pineapple on pizza, and olives among other things. At first I thought this post was a Jezebel article and felt deeply confused about the Buzzfeed-like presentation, but in fact it is a forum post and thus unfair to poke fun at.
But I have to poke, just a little. Sure, pineapple and olives aren’t for everyone. But butter without salt added? Applesauce without sugar added? Those are legit delicious and versatile foods!
- According to The Toast: almonds, apples, biscuits, and anything from Chipotle. I don’t need to agree with these to enjoy them. The rant against Chipotle is particularly transcendent and puts me in mind of this despairing poem about Subway.
- Also according to The Toast: boneless skinless chicken breasts. With this I must wholeheartedly agree. Why buy the most expensive cut of chicken when you could get a more exciting protein for the same price or a more flavorful chicken part for much less?