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Popular YouTube show Bon Appetit Test Kitchen attempts to relaunch itself with a new slate of chefs after over a year of backlash regarding its treatment of its BIPOC employees.

What went wrong with the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen

The wildly successful Bon Appétit Test Kitchen used to be at the top of that list. But now, after a series of workplace reckonings, empty commitments toward change and new additions to the Test Kitchen cast, it’s clear that what originally drove the channel toward internet virality is now gone. 

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Pursuit of happiness

My sophomore year, I had an existential crisis. Instead of going to CAPS, I chose to pester my poor friends with the soul-searching, philosophically cliché but perpetual question of humanity: “What is the purpose of your life?”


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What is food for?

My family’s refrigerator is immaculate. Rain or shine, night or day, you can open the door and find quarts of reduced-fat Greek yogurt, bars of 90% cocoa content dark chocolate and at least five different types of leafy greens.