THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Check, Please" by James Surowiecki: Why we tip - and why, perhaps, we shouldn't.
ANNALS OF TECHNOLOGY
"The Bakeoff" by Malcolm Gladwell: Project Delta aims to create the perfect cookie.
IN THE KITCHEN
"The Egg Men" by Burkhard Bilger: What it takes to be a short-order cook in Las Vegas.
Four short essays about food that a lot of people wouldn't even think of as food:
"Gone Fishing" by Mark Singer: A New York City chef catches what he cooks.
OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS
"Night Kitchens" by Judith Thurman: Japan's masters of artisanal tofu.
LETTER FROM ECUADOR
"Speaking of Soup" by Calvin Trillin: While learning Spanish, you have to eat!
(Originally published Sept. 5, 2005)
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