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Jaya Saxena is a Correspondent at, writing about things like labor, food culture, and why American potato chips are so boring. Previously, she has written for the New York Times, GQ, Elle, the Atlantic, the Daily Dot, and more, and she serves as the series editor for the Best American Food Writing anthology. She lives in Queens.

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