This week’s episode is about the sci-fi future of food. And the science-fictional now of food. Why are we eating these things? Is the decade-plus rise of foodie and celebrity chef culture culminating in something… much weirder than anyone expected?
Helen Rosner of Eater and Felix Salmon of Fusion join us to talk about the rise of the neo-chain, the arrival of the hipster food venture capitalist, and the frothy intersection of capital, consumption and status in 2015.
Also: An interview with the chef of the hottest new restaurant… of 2081. (Based on this piece; thanks to Emily Fleischaker and Haley Mlotek for reading.)
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Thanks, as always, to the delicious Williamsburg Pizza.