How We Eat


'Off the Menu' Goes Inside Asian-American Kitchens

A new documentary explores Asian-American culture via its many diverse communities’ food traditions.

Goya Foods Ready to Bring Latino Food to the Rest of America

Tracking the growth of Goya Foods, and the Latino population alongside it.

Six Books That Shaped 'Afro-Vegan' Author Bryant Terry

Food activist and author Bryant Terry shares the books that shaped him and his understanding of his place in the world.

Recipes for a New Kind of Thanksgiving

In an increasingly mulitcultural and multiracial U.S., chefs offer recipes to create new Thanksgiving traditions.

Mapping Food Justice

An interactive map produced by activist Natasha Bowens charts farming and food justice initiatives owned and operated by people of color across the country.

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

South L.A. is losing its supermarkets. Here’s how one community-driven produce stand is helping to fill the gap.

A Unique Alternative to a Prison Economy

Prisons are big business in upstate New York, but many are closing. Milk Not Jails is working to promote a new industry in the state’s shifting rural landscape.

Infographic: The Hard Search for Healthy Food in South L.A.

Six farmers markets serve all of South L.A., while West L.A.’s got 16.

How Fast Food Companies Steal Workers' Pay

Corporations like Burger King and Domino’s pay close attention to every detail of their franchisees business–except how they keep labor costs down.

L.A. Food Culture Offers a Glimpse Into 'The New America'

The U.S. will be “majority-minority” in a few decades, but in the City of Angels the future is now. In fact, you can literally taste it.

Going Behind the Kitchen Door to Inspire A Different Kind of Foodie

If you love food, and if you love people, Saru Jayaraman’s new book new book wants you to help ensure the sustainability of both by taking a look into restaurant workers’ lives.

One Activist's Fight Against Walmart's Food Justice Takeover

LaDonna Redmond thinks that more communities should be more involved in what they eat, and where their food comes from.

Asian American Chefs Dish Out Their Favorite Recipes

A new generation of Asian American chefs are adding flare to traditional food.

We Are More Than Workers and Consumers in the Food System

A former warehouse worker and a slow food advocate who’s father washed dishes for 19 years discuss how their twin movements for healthy food and fair jobs can restore humanity to the food system.

We Need Better Food. We Need Fairer Food Jobs. So Let's Get Both.

In a new report, Colorlines’ publisher asks: What could happen if the people who work to ensure good eating and those who fight for labor rights were to strategize together, and move projects that address both concerns?

Why More Americans Can't Access Healthy Food

Why don’t more people have access to healthy food? In a new book, journalist Tracie McMillian looks beyond fast food restaurants to untangle a web that’s proven deadly for people living in poverty.

Bryant Terry's 'Inspired Vegan' Shows Healthy Food Isn't Just for White Folks

The revolution begins at people’s kitchen tables.

Tired of Backing Biased Restaurants? Finally, a Zagat's for Racial Justice

Noticing that all the bussers in your favorite restaurant are Latino and all the waiters white? And that black people are nowhere to be found–unless you’re grabbing fast food? It’s not a coincidence. And now there’s a guide for

Food Justice Wins We Can Be Thankful for This Year

Now’s a good time to show some gratitude to the country’s food workers.

Walmart Can't Lead Us Out of the Food Desert

Efforts to get affordable healthy foods into deprived communities are finally spreading around the country. Unfortunately, legislators have focused on courting corporate supermarkets rather than supporting local alternatives that would be truly healthy.