Author: Karen Yuan

Bon Appétit – Fellow Pickle People: Zha Cai Is Your New Favorite Condiment

This is Highly Recommend, a column dedicated to what people in the food industry are obsessed with eating, drinking, and buying right now. In Beijing, my grandparents kept a giant jar in the back of the fridge. It was crammed with misshapen greenish vegetables drenched in brine. When they brought it out and opened its

Bon Appétit – Olympics TikTok: Olympians Are Food Bloggers Now

“Tonight we’re in the main dining hall. Let’s see what we got to eat,” Erik Shoji, a volleyball player on Team USA, tells the camera. He brings a piece of cucumber sushi up to view. “Good.” Tuna sushi? “Good.” Shumai? “HOT. But so good.” The Olympics might be about sports, but on TikTok, they’re about

Bon Appétit – The 2021 Met Gala Is Going Plant-Based—Here’s Why

Marcus Samuelsson had a challenge: For the Met Gala, Anna Wintour had asked him and his team to bring in talented chefs who also had unique stories to tell. Go for people who have an untold story, he remembered her saying. It was a big task. This year, for the first time ever, the Met

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