Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:42pm
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It’s no secret that much of the “Star Wars” franchise is problematic. It boasts a cinematic universe in which cast diversity is (supposedly) satisfied by the presences of James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams and Samuel L. Jackson. The hypersexualization of women is normalized through sexualized alien women and lead characters in metal bikinis.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 6:57pm
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“I got people for that shit.” Abbreviating the phrase to PFTS, Kevin Gillepsie, one of the contestants in the new season of “Top Chef: All Stars,” says he has his own kitchen staff in his restaurants who perform the menial kitchen tasks that the contestants are now expected to perform on the show. For the show’s contestants, many of whom have their own restaurants, PFTS is the overarching sentiment of the new season — a competition filled with tasks resembling the kitchen grunt’s stress-filled trip down memory lane. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 3:19pm
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I find it hard to avoid burnout when it comes to my own passions and hobbies. Food is one of those passions that fell to the burnout. I continuously worked in the kitchen during my academic career; handling, creating and consuming food were the highlights of my day in light of the drudgery of exams and projects compounded by the existential dread of “planning for my future.” 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 12:40pm
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On Monday, Mar. 16, Governor Whitmer issued an executive order closing all Michigan restaurants and bars to slow the spread of the coronavirus — an unfortunate consequence of the pandemic for what would otherwise have been an exciting new time for the Ann Arbor food scene. 

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:11pm
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Note: The following article should not be taken as a comprehensive guide of various restaurants within Manhattan or the Five Boroughs. This article simply showcases what the author has eaten within New York City over the course of a week. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 10:55pm
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The following review contains spoilers.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:14pm
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It might be on a somewhat warmer winter day, with the miraculous force of the bright, warm winter sun, that you question the concept of home at perhaps the most unlikeliest of places: the intersection of Main and Liberty Streets — the heart of the fine dining restaurant scene in Ann Arbor. 

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 8:02pm
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The following review contains spoilers.

Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 4:08pm
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A “loomi” is the Oman word for a sun-dried lime: a Middle Eastern spice that is used as a souring agent. It is quite small — about the size of a key lime with black, pebbly skin — yet looming and distinct in flavor without being overbearing. While originating from Oman, loomi limes are used throughout the Middle East. You will find some loomi limes providing bright but subdued acidity in Persian stews and soups, a rounded sweetness to many Iraqi meat stuffings and a voluptous funk to many Arabic fish dishes. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 11:35am
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Mead has unflattering image problems, and the most common imagery may be what you think of at your local renaissance fair. That drink is overly sweet yet insipid — a drink you would reluctantly sip as you wistfully pine for a drier, sharp-tasting beer. You may wonder how an ingredient as aromatic and complex as honey can be reduced to what amounts to little more than alcoholic, sweet and yellow water.