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The mainstream media likes to make a lot out of what our presidential frontrunners eat (usually beginning with “As Brillat-Savarin once wrote, “You are what you eat…” True, yes, but zzzzzzzzzzz).

We have shied away from this topic, because more interesting than the state fair corndogs they might eat (to seem down with the people) would be their stance on the food system, something that is usually much harder to ascertain, and less interesting a photo op.

This upcoming short piece in The New Republic is less about Barack Obama than it is about the neighborhood he hails from and its local supermarket culture, as well as the link between arugula and elitism.