In the last issue of this newsletter, I wrote about how incentives in real estate markets align to generate demand for restaurants from an unexpected d…
This issue is about the connection between restaurants and real estate development in the United States. I’ve wanted to write something like this for a…
As we get used to eating in restaurants again, we also, inevitably, get used to turning a blind eye to the problems of the industry again. Jaya Saxena …
Hullo to readers old and new! This is a companion piece to something I published back in January, about the cost of hawker food in Singapore. I promise…
Hullo to readers old and new! Sunday morning feels to me like the right time to read essays about food and society. I hope you agree. You can see all t…
Hullo to readers old and new! If you’re just joining us from Substack’s What to Read, welcome, and I’m delighted that you’re here. This week’s essay as…
Hullo to readers old and new. I’m working on a series about the economics and power dynamics of food in Singapore (where I grew up). The first of these…
Hullo to readers old and new. This is yet another of my (mostly) weekly essays about food systems and food. This is not the place for the topics and ho…
Hullo to readers old and new. I’m doing my best to eat non-stop in a Singapore that seems normal (to the extent that Singapore ever is) except for the …
Hullo to readers old and new. I have been living in a hotel room in Singapore for two weeks. All in all, a remarkably restful experience, and a remarka…
Hullo to readers old and new. Thank you for reading let them eat cake, a formerly-weekly newsletter about food systems and food, attempting to become w…
So here we are in week number lots of lockdown in New York City. The parks are crowded and restaurants in Georgia are open, and I should have cracked l…