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Author of THE MAN WHO ATE TOO MUCH: A Life of James Beard ( @wwnorton ). Pushing back on queer erasure in American food.

Oakland, CA
Joined May 2011
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2 days ago
From the preface to a 1988 cookbook: "Whatever the policies and sleazy confusions of the 1980s in America, there is a national groundswell that insists we pay attention to our marvelous diversity."
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2 days ago
During a week when the US remembers 1 mil who passed from Covid, I wrote for @Food52 about a 1994 queer community cookbook in San Francisco that tried to process the grief of those who'd died as a result of AIDS.
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[7/12 #PTawards ] The winner of the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction is MOUTHS OF RAIN: AN ANTHOLOGY OF BLACK LESBIAN THOUGHT, edited by @BrionaSimone . Congratulations to Briona, all the contributors to this anthology, and her publishers @thenewpress #lesbian #nonfiction
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[4/12 #PTawards ] LET THE RECORD SHOW by @SarahSchulman3 has won a special award for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction. @fsgbooks . Listen to Sarah discuss writing this political history of ACT UP’s founding NYC chapter here:
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John Birdsall
4 days ago
So many impressive books in this category, but Brian's stood out.
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4 days ago
[6/12 #PTawards ] The winner of the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction is PUNCH ME UP TO THE GODS by Brian Broome. Congratulations to Brian and his crew at @MarinerBooks #gay #nonfiction #bks
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John Birdsall
5 days ago
"Eat Plants, B*tch" is the post Pollan we need
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6 days ago
Pinky Cole of @SluttyVeganATL is a force. Now with a $25mm round of funding, with @dhmeyer among the investors, she's poised to make her company a household name.
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6 days ago
Frankly I expected something less Disney colonial, something more Xanadu churrigueresque from Alito's house…
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6 days ago
This hat is banned in Florida classrooms.
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John Birdsall
6 days ago
Homovipers, pansies, pedalos: I wrote about the cruelty of pinkwashing Julia Child in the James Beard episode of the HBO Max series.
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John Birdsall
7 days ago
About the time she realized it wasn’t a phase. #mom
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9 days ago
San Francisco newspaper from 1963, a month after Julia Child began appearing on TV. Her shows were a boon for expensive imported cookware shops.
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