Bettina Makalintal

Staff Writer — Food & Culture

bettina.makalintal@vice.com
Internet

Browsing for Apartments I Don’t Need Is the Escapism I Look Forward To

In the middle of a pandemic, the weekly Listings Project newsletter gives me a reliable source of daydream fodder.
Bettina Makalintal
7.30.20
food news

State Fairs Are Taking Butter Sculpting and Animal Auctions Online

Though Texas and Minnesota have canceled their giant annual events, the state fair experience is adapting to new formats.
Bettina Makalintal
7.29.20
food-opinions

I Want This TikTok Grandma to Teach Me Everything About Food

'Cooking With Lynja' is the best thing to come out of quarantine.
Bettina Makalintal
7.24.20
food-features

When It Comes to a Recipe, What’s in a Name?

What do we lose when paratha is called "flaky bread," or bibimbap a "rice bowl"? Recipe developers explain why names matter.
Bettina Makalintal
7.22.20
Books

Self-Care: A Novel' Is Just As Annoyed by Girlboss Culture As You Are

Leigh Stein's new novel rips apart the fakeness and performativeness of the wellness influencer world.
Bettina Makalintal
7.20.20
food news

Why, God, Why: Taco Bell Is Getting Rid of Its Potato Options

2020 continues to be awful, as Taco Bell announces plans to remove beloved menu items. When, if ever, will we truly know peace?
Bettina Makalintal
7.17.20
food-opinion

The Last Good Thing About Offices Was the Free Food

The old days of eating free leftover pizza of unknown provenance are behind us. RIP.
Bettina Makalintal
7.14.20
food news

Mold? In My Trendy, Artisanal Jam?

Los Angeles media darling Sqirl is at the center of troubling workplace allegations that have been dubbed "The Fungal."
Bettina Makalintal
7.13.20
TV

An Ode to Claudia Kishi, the Coolest Kid in 'The Baby-Sitters Club'

Decades after the release of the Ann M. Martin series, the Claudia Kishi fan club lives on through fan pages and a new Netflix documentary.
Bettina Makalintal
7.9.20
food-opinion

These Savory Seasoning Packets Save Me From Quarantine Cooking Fatigue

Omsom's Filipino, Thai, and Vietnamese meal starters give me the taste of home with little to no effort.
Bettina Makalintal
7.6.20
TV

Reflections on the Gnarliest 'Unsolved Mysteries' Episode of All Time

A 1997 episode about spontaneous human combustion exposed a generation of young true crime lovers to a total nightmare.
Bettina Makalintal
7.2.20
Art

Let This Man Keep His Toilet Gardens

A man in Potsdam, New York has fought for years for his right to display toilets full of flowers on his properties.
Bettina Makalintal
7.1.20
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