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Why don’t Americans eat at the kitchen table anymore?

 

Two pieces of toast on a white plate with poached eggs and piece of toast, resembling a sad face.

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Joe Pinsker just published an article in The Atlantic about a potential new trend: Americans seem to be spending less time eating at the kitchen table, and more on the couch or in the bedroom.

I provided some insights on why this might be the case, drawing from my research on gender inequity in foodwork with Kate Cairns, along with my research on the casualization of food culture. Shyon Baumann, co-author of Foodies, also weighs in on this curious cultural shift.

Check out the article here.