Store-Bought Is Fine A monthly column from Rax King on TV chefs,, food media, and the class barriers of cuisine.

Cooking, For Men: How Bobby Flay and Competitive Cooking Reinforce Hypermasculinity

I suspect that these shows, which characterize speed and hustle as natural elements of cooking, are part of the male professional kitchen’s effort to divorce their work from the feminine history of cooking.

Oct 23, 2019
Sandra Lee Opened a Can, Made a Cocktail, and Showed Me a Mother’s Love

Critics say that Sandra Lee’s idea of cooking is nothing more than opening a can and having a cocktail. Here’s the thing: That’s true! But who cares?

Sep 25, 2019