Food Instagram : Identity, Influence, and Negotiationmage by image and hashtag by hashtag, Instagram has redefined the ways we relate to food. Emily J. H. Contois and Zenia Kish edit contributions that explore the massively popular social media platform as a space for self-identification, influence, transformation, and resistance.
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Eater: The Boundary PusherPeter Meehan’s transgressive vision helped redefine food media with the groundbreaking Lucky Peach, and later transformed the LA Times’s food coverage. But that vision came with a toxic management style characterized by intimidation, a barrage of sexualized commentary, and explosive anger, according to two dozen current and former staffers.
One young black chef on what food media needs right now (Los Angeles Times newsletter)Many people shared resources to fight racism and amplify black voices, including lists of community justice organizations, books and black-owned businesses.
One Instagram comment in particular caught my eye, from Rahanna Bisseret Martinez, the 16-year-old Oakland chef who was a finalist on “Top Chef Junior” in 2018, who wrote that the L.A. Times has failed to “celebrate the black lives that have created L.A. food community.”