Intro / Preface / Extra Words
We Beefin? - Wendy's Mixtape
Shoutout to Mike J. for sharing the weirdest and most wonderful mixtape I've listened to in a long time. This was released by Wendy's, yes, that Wendy's. Give it a listen and note the shade thrown on the rest of the big boys in Burger Land.
China’s Camel-Milk Mogul
I've had every alcohol referenced in this article but have never tried camel's milk to deal with the resultant consequences. -Brian
Breaking The Bubble Of Food Writing: Cultivating Diverse Stories
This is a thoughtful post about how the majority of food writing that gets published is done by people living in a culture bubble. I thought this quote was funny:
I thought the word was out by now that black people, just like everyone else, cook and eat all year long.
It made me think about what I could do to engage with food-related content outside my culture bubble. – Calvin
Recipe: Japanese Marinated Soft Boiled Egg for Ramen (Ajitsuke Tamago)
I need to try making this. Well really I need Calvin to decide to try making this in my presence. -Brian
Sir Vince Cable calls for 'vindaloo visas' in bid to save Britain's closing curry houses
Can I get a "vindaloo visa" to travel to the UK to eat sweet, sweet, delicious vindaloo? -Brian
You’d Be Upset Too if You’d Missed Out on Beach-Side Donut Delivery
Portuguese donuts are basically why my family keeps visiting Portugal every other year. -Brian
It's Not the Food Deserts: It's the Inequality
This article is dense, but packs lots of info into a short number of words. I thought the stats were surprising and enlightening. The author specifically deals with what he calls "nutritional inequality", and he's suggesting that the reason that the poor and low-income people in the US are so unhealthy is not just because they don't have access to healthy food. The problem seems to be that the folks living at or below the poverty line don't have good food habits (probably stemming from a lack of nutritional education). Building more grocery stores won't fix this issue, like most people seem to think. – Calvin
It’s All About the Sauce: Pairing Wine with Pizza
You're going to need to save this article somewhere. Maybe even print it out and put it on your wine fridge. I learned about two new wines: GSM and Grüner Veltliner (that one sounds like a character in a Wes Anderson movie). I hope this inspires you to grab a couple pizzas and a couple bottles this weekend. –Calvin
How the sandwich consumed Britain
Here's the long read on sandwiches you didn't know your life was missing. I'll just give you this little umm bite: -Brian
In the sandwich department, he commissioned new prototypes every week, and devised an ultimately impractical scheme to bake baguettes in west London each morning and deliver them, still crusty, to stores around the capital.
Spies, Dossiers, and the Insane Lengths Restaurants Go to Track and Influence Food Critics
I had no idea that the food critic scene and related counter-espionage err counter-epicurinage (?!) was more intense than 4 out of the 5 latest Bond movies. -Brian
That's it for this one; we hope it has inspired you to attempt a complicated dinner or go pay someone to cook one for you.
Next time we'll be sharing the random smattering of interesting reads that we usually compile for each issue, but if you have any ideas for future themed issues you should reply back and let us know.
Have a wonderful weekend.