Alex Orlov
Alex Orlov

Alex is a food staff writer. She can be reached at aorlov@mic.com.

Nov. 16, 2017

It’s now possible to eat every Thanksgiving flavor in snack form

You no longer have to wait for the official meal to get a taste of Thanksgiving.

Nov. 13, 2017

Expats share their tips on celebrating Thanksgiving abroad

The dishes, from turkey shawarma to sausage stuffing to green bean casserole, are a way to connect with community and feel at home.
Nov. 13, 2017

Cooks and food bloggers share their internationally inspired Thanksgiving traditions

These appetizers, sides and desserts hail from around the world.
Nov. 10, 2017

McDonald’s, Ben & Jerry’s and 63 other food companies receive top scores for LGBTQ inclusivity

Major American companies were ranked for their LGBTQ-inclusive benefits and public commitment to equality.
Nov. 9, 2017

This Toronto pop-up hired only HIV-positive chefs to prove you can’t contract the disease from food

A recent study from a Canadian hospital found that nearly 40% of responders didn't want to eat food prepared by someone who is HIV positive.
Nov. 7, 2017

Why Starbucks’ next big move is fancy, house-made bread

The coffee company is going head-to-head with Maison Kayser as it expands into artisanal breads, sit-down meals and premium blends.

Nov. 6, 2017

Trump started his Asia tour by eating burgers made from American beef

You can take Trump out of America, but you can't take American cravings out of Trump.
Oct. 30, 2017
Oct. 27, 2017

Taste Test: The best chocolate peanut butter cups you can buy

Can Reese's hold its own against the new kids on the supermarket shelves?
Oct. 26, 2017

From cemetery to cider: How one Brooklyn couple foraged graveyard apples for their hard cider

There's a growing movement to use fruit from cemeteries in boozy beverages.
Oct. 25, 2017

Anthony Bourdain on not supporting women in restaurants more: “I see this as a personal failing”

Bourdain hasn't shied away from speaking out against sexual harassment.

Oct. 20, 2017

Winemakers are raising $5 million to rebuild homes in Sonoma and northern California

“Getting a roof over people’s heads again ... that’s the No. 1 priority.”
Oct. 18, 2017

Despite death threats, Alligator Brewing continues to protest Richard Spencer’s UF speech

Gainesville residents and businesses are bracing for the white supremacist's visit.
Oct. 17, 2017

Meet the travel addict behind Scott’s Cheap Flights, who’s helping others score dirt-cheap deals

We asked Scott Keyes to tell us the truth about myths like booking on Tuesday and using an incognito browser.
Oct. 13, 2017

This new MacArthur “genius” has changed the way Taco Bell and Burger King treat farmers

Greg Asbed has spent decades defending food workers' rights, including protecting women from sexual assault in the field.
Oct. 11, 2017

These are the classy, portable cocktails you should be drinking in New Orleans

Forget the notorious hurricane — portable cocktails have gotten a lot more upscale in the Big Easy.

Oct. 9, 2017

The best college bars in the US

From Boston to Orlando, Florida to New Orleans, here are the 10 college bars that are better than the rest.
Oct. 4, 2017

Introducing chinning, the Instagram pose fighting against ridiculous social media beauty standards

This is the glorious antithesis to the high-angle selfie.
Oct. 2, 2017

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt on bad food trends, cultural appropriation in food and his upcoming restaurant

The Serious Eats columnist has some choice words about chefs — including himself — who cook other culture's foods.
Sept. 27, 2017

The fight for a lobster emoji: How one little symbol can impact tourism, restaurant sales and beyond

Maine’s “lobster culture” drives tourism, which represents one-fifth of the state’s total sales.