I pick through the grocery circulars and publish my grocery list as a form of micropolitics, which reminds me…we should all just probably shop at farmers markets. But if you are more into the supermarket, you are in luck because I read the ads so you can use them to make paper art.
Wherein I read the grocery circulars because, hey, you gotta read something. That’s right, I read the ads so you can use them to make paper bricks. Here are my top 40 deals for this weekend ordered, somewhat, by value(s): Follow the links for recipes, culture, histories, and more. Persian limes are about $.07/each at […]
Wherein I read the grocery circulars because this is that for which I got a Ph.D. in English. I read the ads so you can user then to make paper hats.
Circular Logic Wherein I read the grocery circulars with the assumption that bargain hunting for material goods is exercising agency in a capitalist society, even as I am persuaded by the very circulars I am reading, the food in the circulars, and the people behind the food, and the editorial process of the circulars. But […]
I read the circulars so you can recycle them. Here are my top 20 picks for this weekend: Peaches are $.98/lb at Sprouts, HEB, and Fiesta. Yellow squash is $.98/lb at both Sprouts and HEB. Sweet onions are $.98/lb at HEB. Tomatoes are $.59/lb at Fiesta. Cantaloupes are $1.98 each at Sprouts. Red grapes are […]
Writers Steven Johnson and Michael Pollan have a lot in common in how they approach their subjects. Sometime called “dot connecting,” their writing processes has had a profound influence on the way we understand the role of food in culture. In this episode, Johnson talks about Pollan’s influence on him and hints at (I think?) an upcoming book on food. Arguably, this process, which has spawned a genre of sorts, all started with potatoes.
Script for Episode 077: The Whole Burrito: Chipotle, Micro(be)politics, Sick Days, and Social Justice
To understand the rhetoric around Chipotle’s outbreaks of foodborne illness, you have to unwrap the whole burrito. Hey, Folks. Will Burdette here. What’s happening? So many of you know that I wrote a dissertation that looked at—among other food issues—the history of the burrito and Chipotle’s use of online media to persuade people to eat […]
Hey, Folks. What’s happening? Will Burdette here. I know it’s been a while, but I’ve been busy. You know, I had a kid, I wrote a dissertation and graduated from UT Austin with a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in rhetoric and digital literacies. My dissertation was on the rhetoric of food and the […]
So you know it’s August in Austin when it sounds like a good idea to stand in line in 100-degree heat for a few chips’ worth of hot sauce. The heat and the dearth of things to do cloud your judgement. Was there no festival involving floating in cold water and drinking beer? Apparently not. […]
Here are some images from a recent trip to the Dominican Republic. I came back with a hankering for passion fruit, Dominican coffee, tostones, coconut everything, fresh seafood, and Presidente beer. I was surprised at the amount of pizza in Las Terrenas. (I guess Italians did “discover” the place.) I was also surprised at the […]