Cover Photo: An image of Samin Nosrat in a white kitchen, smiling beatifically at someone just off-screen, as she adds herbs to a bowl of ingredients for a dinner on Salt Fat Acid Heat.
Photograph via Netflix

Samin Nosrat, Phil Rosenthal, and the Spirit of Eating with No Reservations

Do we hold the specialness of each meal at the core of our travel? Or is a meal that happens during a vacation a shadow of the memories it serves to create?

This isStore-Bought Is Fine, a monthly column by Rax King on TV chefs, food media, and the class barriers of cuisine.

On the Road

Eat, Pray, Love

I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, Everybody Loves Raymond

Here is a man who labors in the heat and sweat and he flushes and curls his biceps and seems for all the world as if he loves his mother and yes, ladies, he could hurl a fifty pound bag of flour from one end of the room to the other with little more effort than it takes to be seated at brunch

I’ll Have What Phil’s Having:

Everybody Loves Raymond,

No ReservationsMan v. Food, delightSomebody Feed Phil

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat of course, why did I never think about food this way before?but if I was supposed to think about food this way, why didn’t all these experts ever bother to say so?

Salt Fat Acid Heat

strictlyreally fucking knows

Man vs. Food

Rax King is a dog-loving, hedgehog-mothering, beer-swilling, gay and disabled sumbitch who occasionally writes and works as assistant editor for Sundress Publications. She is the author of the collection 'The People's Elbow: Thirty Recitatives on Rape and Wrestling' (Ursus Americanus, 2018). Her work can also be found in Autostraddle, Barrelhouse, and Peach Mag