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I have always been a bit in awe of Alicia Kennedy. Her writing focuses on the intersection of food, capitalism, and ethics, and it’s always thoughtful, beautifully-written, and informative—all without a touch of snobbery. She lives with her boyfriend and egg-loving dog in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she’s working on a book about eating while also churning out thought-provoking weekly essays via her Substack, From the Desk of Alicia Kennedy . I’m a fan, is what I’m saying, and was delighted when she agreed to chat about ethical chocolate, the horror of zoodles, and what makes the perfect martini. Do you usually eat breakfast? Left to my own devices I will generally drink coffee until 11:00, and then I’ll be really hungry and I’ll eat something. When I do eat breakfast, I eat oatmeal with peanut butter and whatever jam we’re using. Right now I’m using a lot of JAM According to Daniel , which is from Virginia. Peanut butter is usually Costco natural peanut butter because it’s affordable and comes in a very big jar. I eat peanut butter every day. So peanut butter and jelly with my oatmeal, sometimes bananas if I have bananas, and always Burlap & Barrel royal cinnamon and a sprinkle of Maldon salt. Sometimes that is on sourdough toast instead of oatmeal, if we have sourdough that’s fresh. How do you take your coffee? Black. I drink a ton of coffee. I start every weekday with an iced Americano from a local […]