A plus size woman in a black bathing suit on the beach for the post 'how to be fat'.

How to Be Fat

Augusten Burroughs refers to this essay of his as “How to Be Fat.” We prefer to think of it as “How to Be Beautiful.”

My Fig-Thieving Ways

Being obsessed with fresh figs means you’ll do anything to satisfy your insatiable appetite for them. Well, almost anything.

Fireworks

Food Freedom

We have a different sort of recipe for celebrating Independence Day. And it’s all about many of us celebrate freedom through food.

Beef Chart

Where’s the Beef?

A flexitarian keen to make friends in her new town sorta commits to buying a side of beef from a local rancher. Much musing ensues.

Lisa McNamara and Dad

A Father’s Frown

Lisa McNamara divulges how she finally learned to appease her overly critical father through food. Recipe not included.

Eating Alone in Italy

Eating Alone in Italy

While traveling in Tuscany, Lynne Curry learns the unexpected and underrated pleasures of dining tutto solo.

Nigerian Road

How to Eat a Porcupine

Living in Nigeria, Jamie Schler finds herself game for almost anything—and capable of a heck of a lot more than she’d imagined.

Mussels in Beer

Suddenly Unemployed

Garrett McCord finds himself suddenly unemployed—and seeking solace in a pot of steamed mussels. Things could be worse.