Eric Ginsburg


All Hail the 6-Year-Old 'Shirley Temple King'

Leo Kelly has taught us that there are four elements to the perfect Shirley Temple—and he can easily tell which restaurants nail them.
Eric Ginsburg

I Love Boston Market's Mac and Cheese More than I Hate Capitalism

The rotini spirals are perfectly designed to retain the thick orange cheese. The pasta, always soft yet springy, can do no wrong.
Eric Ginsburg

Stop Calling Food 'Plantation'

In the most generous light, the word can be a clumsy stand-in for “Southern.” But the term can't be separated from enslavement.
Eric Ginsburg
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A Love Letter to Cook Out, the Most Underrated Fast Food Chain

Like all good fast food, it’s quick and cheap; but there are some quirks that make this North Carolina-based chain special.
Eric Ginsburg
food justice

Supermarket Chains Ignored This Black Community, So Residents Opened a Co-Op

The Renaissance Community Co-op is the first of its kind in the nation, opened after 20 years of failed attempts to woo chains to the neighborhood.
Eric Ginsburg

Inside the Restaurants That Fed the Civil Rights Movement

Fifty years later, a handful of the places that fed, housed, and bailed out young freedom fighters remain. Historian Frederick Douglass Opie tells us about three of them.
Eric Ginsburg
American food

This Pupusa Truck Funds Scholarships For Undocumented Students

“You do what you can with what you have, and that’s a lot.”
Eric Ginsburg

The Dark Side of Barbecue Is Pig Shit

But researchers at North Carolina A&T might be well on their way to turning it into carbon-neutral gas.
Eric Ginsburg

Workers at One of America's Most Sensitive Nuclear Facilities Are on Strike

The security staff say their replacement workers aren't adequate for the job.
Eric Ginsburg