Wait, When Did Food Get So Cool?

February 16, 2016

Welcome to Bon Appétit‘s first-ever Culture Issue! All month long we’ll be bringing you stories from the intersection of food and music and entertainment and politics and more. (Psst, subscribe here!)

Five years ago, when we relaunched Bon Appétit, we wanted to put together a food magazine that was about more than just what’s for dinner.

Why? Because something was starting to happen. Food was becoming a thing. It wasn’t just for certified foodies anymore—everybody was getting into it.

So we built a staff of editors with a range of backgrounds. Executive editor Christine Muhlke, who’s absurdly knowledgeable about both…