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Anna Savittieri’s Documentary ‘The Tipping Point’

Anna Savittieri’s Documentary ‘The Tipping Point’

Anna Savittieri is an undergraduate student at McGill University in Canada and a young filmmaker. After listening to a Freakonomics episode about the economics of working at a restaurant, she began to look more closely a the politics of the tipped wage. As a political science major, this part was easy. But to bring her thoughts to the masses, she’d have to make her first documentary short. Though she’d done smaller projects before, nothing had […]

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January 8, 2015 at 8:49 amCulture Multimedia

Stop-Motion Submarine Sandwich

Stop-Motion Submarine Sandwich

PES is back with the stop-motion sandwich making skills we’ve all been waiting for. Table Scraps is a Food Politic column dedicated to the small morsels of stories, videos, and more. They don’t have enough calories for a full article but are just too good to let go to waste.

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December 22, 2014 at 10:45 amColumns Multimedia Table Scraps

How to Roast a Turkey the Right Way

How to Roast a Turkey the Right Way

Is it your first time hosting a Thanksgiving dinner? Are you trying to make up for the dried crisp of a bird you made last year? Whatever your reasons, enjoy this helpful guide created by Aly Miller for Local Roots NYC before stepping into the kitchen. Local Roots NYC is an innovative Brooklyn-based CSA program that sources from local farmers, fishers, cheese-makers and artisanal producers. In addition to offering New Yorkers a taste of the CSA […]

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November 24, 2014 at 8:00 amCulture Multimedia

New Project Lets You Delve Into Farms of the Past

"Tenant purchase client Mr. Crowell, near Isola, Mississippi Delta, with new hay rake and mules"
Photo by Marion Post Wolcott, 1939.

Have you ever wondered what your town looked like in the past? Do you find yourself clicking on those photos that show identical street views today and twenty years ago? If so, Photogrammar might be for you. Yale University runs the project known as Photogrammar, a website devoted to organizing and showing the 170,000 government-commissioned photos dating back from 1935 to 1945. Photographers roamed the United States, capturing American life and, in the process, evidence […]

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October 8, 2014 at 2:12 pmCulture Multimedia

Cold Pressed Juice Gets a Spot on the Highline – As Social Commentary

Cold Pressed Juice Gets a Spot on the Highline – As Social Commentary

If you come to visit me in New York City, you’re taking a trip to the Highline. Of all the tourist attractions in this city, it’s the only one I actually enjoy. There are no lines. It looks different in every season. There’s great food. And, sometimes, you can find some neat art installations too. As part of a group art installation called Archeo, artist Josh Kline placed a refrigerator of what looks like fancy […]

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August 25, 2014 at 8:00 amCulture Multimedia

Video: Food Banks Are For All of Us

Video: Food Banks Are For All of Us

“The first time I went to the food bank I was a little nervous, kind of embarrassed, wondering ‘should I really be here?’ I never thought I’d be patronizing a food bank and I’m sure that’s the way a lot of people here feel.” These are some of the most poignant words spoken by Bonnie, a customer of the Bellingham food bank. In this short documentary, director Lauren McClanahan shares the personal story of one woman […]

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August 20, 2014 at 7:00 amCulture Multimedia

Dinner in NY Peeks at New Yorkers’ Last Meal of the Day

Dinner in NY Peeks at New Yorkers’ Last Meal of the Day

Dinner is more than just the last meal of the day. According to photographer Miho Aikawa, it’s also the most personal. “Growing up, both of my parents had full-time jobs and it was difficult for us to spend time together,” she said. “They decided that we would try to have dinner together as often as possible to share time among the family.” It wasn’t important to her as a teenager, but like most of us […]

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July 23, 2014 at 7:33 amCulture Multimedia

5 Food Videos You Have to Watch This Week

5 Food Videos You Have to Watch This Week

Once we saw how much people loved our list of 7 Under-Publicized Food Documentaries You Need to See we thought we’d do an encore performance. Here are five of our favorite sometimes silly, sometimes serious food and agriculture videos. Tell us what you liked and add your own favorites in the comments. Eat Our Feelings, Episode 1 A cooking show/webseries that’s both delicious and entertaining. It’s nice to see some fresh faces in the cooking show scene. […]

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June 11, 2014 at 1:09 pmCulture Multimedia

Airbnb Expands Hospitality Business Into “Illegal” Restaurants

Airbnb Expands Hospitality Business Into “Illegal” Restaurants

According to Reuters, Airbnb is expanding further into the hospitality business. They’re piloting a new program in San Francisco that allows hosts to turn their home into a restaurant for the night. You can already find some listings for the project with options ranging from a summer of love picnic to dinner in drag to professional chefs looking for a taste of restaurant life without all the yelling. The only problem? Richard Lee, director of food […]

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June 10, 2014 at 10:31 amMultimedia News

Inside a Dishwasher Cycle

Inside a Dishwasher Cycle

Haven’t you always wondered what the little gnomes inside those contraptions known as “dishwashers” did to get your cutlery clean? Someone stuck a GoPro inside a full dish cycle to find out. Aren’t you glad the internet exists? Mystery solved. -Tove K. Danovich

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June 5, 2014 at 12:46 pmColumns Multimedia Table Scraps