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Emily Heil

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Recent articles by Emily:

Arby's burger review: A big, beautiful, beefy blunder

For the first time in 58 years, Arby's is serving a burger. It wasn't worth the wait. → Read More

Meet the man who has eaten a Big Mac a day for 50 years

Big Mac superfan Don Gorske of Fond du Lac, Wis., has missed only a few days in the past half-century. → Read More

Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza is back, and fans are fired up

Taco Bell has been hyping the return of the popular Mexican pizza for weeks. But some people don't need any encouragement. → Read More

TikTok and Mormon moms love dirty soda. Here’s why you might, too.

Soda spiked with syrup, cream, and other add-ons became popular among Mormons, but the phenomenon is spreading. → Read More

Throwing food at politicians: Trump’s tomato fears are nothing new

Tomatoes, milkshakes, pies, and eggs have all been players in political theater. → Read More

For $285 a day, you could buy Eleven Madison Park’s meal kit — or much more

Famed (and famously pricey) New York restaurant Eleven Madison Park promises that its delivery box will showcase the best in plant-based foods. But, hey, you have other options! → Read More

Ask us your questions about spring vegetable gardening and cooking.

Send in your questions to The Washington Post Food team, and we’ll help solve your cooking quandaries and share our latest recipes. → Read More

Atlanta ex-mayor says Capital Grille turned her away over her leggings

Keisha Lance Bottoms, the former Atlanta mayor, posted on social media that she was told she violated the restaurant's dress code. → Read More

For Earth Day, ask us your kitchen sustainability questions

Send in your questions to The Washington Post Food team, and we’ll help solve your cooking quandaries and share our latest recipes. → Read More

Amy’s Kitchen boycott follows claims of worker injuries, mistreatment

California-based organic foods company Amy's Kitchen cultivated a reputation as a family-friendly global citizen, but workers have alleged injuries and intimidation, leading to customer boycotts. → Read More

In the new Wakanda cookbook, Black Panther food lore comes to life

The author created a story-within-a-story for a cookbook set in the fictional nation. → Read More

How are you celebrating spring holidays? We’ve got recipes and ideas.

Send in your questions to The Washington Post Food team, and we’ll help solve your cooking quandaries and share our latest recipes. → Read More

Separating Julia Child fact from fiction in HBO Max’s ‘Julia’

Here's what is fact and what is fiction in the new streaming series about the legendary TV cook. → Read More

Restaurateur shares Food Network winnings with her employees

Carena Ives of Richmond used the winnings from "Guy's Grocery Games" to support the employees of her Jamaican restaurants. → Read More

Old Bay’s new vodka gives cocktails a savory, Maryland-made kick

Old Bay, the spice blend best known for seasoning crabs, has a place in your cocktail glass. → Read More

Dolly Parton’s cake mix line with Duncan Hines might get you out of your 9-to-5 funk

Dolly Parton's "favorite" banana pudding cake was a sweet mood lifter, even if it wasn't as tasty as it was pretty. → Read More

How Little Gem lettuce became the crown jewel of restaurant salads

Little Gem, a versatile cross between butter and romaine, has won chef's hearts and conquered restaurant menus -- and it's coming for home kitchens. → Read More

Poutine or Putin? People are conflating fries and gravy with the Russian president.

At least two restaurants have sought to clarify the distinction between beloved French Canadian dish poutine and the Russian president. → Read More

Bars rename Moscow Mules and pour out Russian vodka to protest the Ukraine invasion

Kyiv Mules and freedom fries: Sometimes food gets caught up in world conflict, with an emphasis on the symbolism of names. → Read More

José Andrés and his World Central Kitchen feed refugees fleeing Ukraine

Chef/humanitarian José Andrés has mobilized World Central Kitchen to support caterers, food trucks and local restaurants at the Polish border. → Read More