Jaya Saxena, Eater National

Jaya Saxena

Eater National

New York, United States

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Recent articles by Jaya:

For Trans People in the Service Industry, Discrimination Is an Unfortunate Reality of the Job

On top of microaggressions from colleagues and customers, trans people in the service industry deal with unreliable housing and higher rates of unemployment → Read More

In Survey of Nearly 24,000 Restaurants, Yelp Finds That 53 Percent Have Permanently Closed

Plus, goodbye to the Costco sheet cake, and more news to start your day → Read More

Quaker Oats to Change Aunt Jemima Name, Finally Recognizing It’s ‘Based on a Racial Stereotype’

The 130-year-old character has been modernized over the years, but remains inspired by minstrelsy and the "mammy" stereotype, which is rooted in slavery → Read More

Dispatches From Food Service Workers Across the U.S.: ‘I’m Trying Not to Panic’

Restaurant employees from Kentucky, North Dakota, New York, Oregon, and Minnesota share their stories → Read More

If Nothing Else, You’ll Be Able To Find Chicken Wings At The Grocery Store

With most wings traditionally sold to restaurants and bars that are now closed because of COVID-19, manufacturers are struggling with retail-friendly packaging → Read More

José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen Is on Site to Feed Quarantined Cruise Passengers in California

Plus, the beef industry is drying up America’s rivers, and more news to start your day → Read More

A Posthumous Anthony Bourdain Book Will Be Released This Year

Bourdain was writing "World Travel: An Irreverent Guide" up to his death in June 2018 → Read More

The Subway Food Vendor Crackdown in NYC, Explained

Selling churros on the B train should not count as crime → Read More

How Cereal Became the Quintessential American Breakfast

Chances are, it's never struck you as particularly odd that there's an entire supermarket aisle devoted to nothing but cereal. But cereal's position as America's default breakfast food is a remarkable feat, not of flavor or culture, but of marketing and packaging design. It's a century-long history of advertising, a brilliant campaign that capitalized on the intersection of industrialization,… → Read More

Do Restaurants Have an Obligation to Let You Use the Bathroom?

An interview with Facility magazine’s Erin Sheehy about how bathroom access is a human right → Read More

Whole Foods Workers Ask Amazon to Cut Ties With ICE-Aligned Palantir

The workers are asking the company to end their business relationship with Palantir, and to stop sales of its facial recognition software, Rekognition → Read More

Where Did the All-Too-Familiar Chinese Zodiac Placemat Come From?

Chances are if you’ve been to a Chinese restaurant in America, you’ve seen one of these → Read More

Grocery Store Workers Are at Their Breaking Point

Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden are showing up to picket lines to support overworked and underpaid grocery store workers. When will the rest of the country care? → Read More


Lizzo Loves You Like She Loves Herself

Your favorite viral singer/flutist/rapper/twerker is here to change music forever with her power-packed new album, 'Cuz I Love You.' → Read More


My Game Boy Is Becoming the Solution to My Burnout

There are no skills I gain by playing. That's the point. → Read More


Loren Bouchard on the Legacy of Home Movies, 20 Years Later

"I think we were aware that it connected with some people and that was enough for us. It still is." → Read More


Season Two of HBO's 'Barry' Raises the Stakes for Being a Good Person

There might not be a "good place" for Bill Hader's Barry. → Read More


Playwright Jeremy O. Harris Is Blowing Up Broadway

With two hit plays under his belt at age 29, Jeremy O. Harris writes provocative shows that have audiences freaking out—in every sense. → Read More


Jussie Smollett Is Cleared of All Charges

“We believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case,” said the prosecutor. → Read More


'The Birdcage' Is Now Streaming on Netflix

Palimony itself may be dated, but the sentiment is timeless. → Read More