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Weekend Reading: The Best of Food Writing From Around the Web

If you’ve had a heavier-than-usual week, we’ve got the light antidote: the best stories from all the weird and fun corners of the internet.


Here’s the staff of the Chicago Tribune weighing in on one of the internet’s strange mug-and-microwave it recipe: Mug Pizza.

Lucky Peach is dead. Long live Lucky Peach and its innovative design!

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There’s a pot of gold lawsuit at the end of our rainbow food: a Brooklyn cafe is suing Starbucks for stealing its trademark-pending Unicorn Latte concept.

Have your food preferences changed as you got older? It’s possibly because your taste buds are getting dull while your hair got gray. Steven Parnes, an ENT-otolaryngologist explains on NPR The Salt:

The average person is born with roughly 9,000 taste buds, according to Parnes… A taste bud is good at regenerating; its cells replace themselves every 1-2 weeks. This penchant for regeneration is why one recovers the ability to taste only a few days after burning the tongue on a hot beverage, according to Parnes.

Here’s the staff of the Chicago Tribune weighing in on one of the internet’s strange mug-and-microwave it recipe: Mug Pizza.

This Viagra-flavored gelato from mildlyinteresting

The Instant Pot phenomenon is still spreading via private groups on social media and Indian cooks are getting impressively creative.

The key to making great idlis, Pooja explained, is that the batter must ferment without the addition of yeast. “So some smart people have figured out that the yogurt function in the Instant Pot emanates just the right amount of heat to get the batter fermented overnight.”

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