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What We’re Reading: The Best of Food Writing From Around the Web

kushikatsu by kimishowota  This weekend, avoid your spring cleaning with our list of weird news and wonderful stories from the culinary world. Then, head over to our latest roundup of favorite Instagram photos posted by you, our diners. + In a made-for-TV story: a dying father’s long lost recipe for fried meat-on-a-stick turned his daughter into a multimillionaire. + A student project that proposes repurposing washing machines as sous-vide tubs went viral this week. It’s a direct homage to the classic alt-appliance recipe for  steam-your-fish-in-the-dishwasher. + If you like the idea of buttery coffee but don’t believe the bulletproof hype, try coffee-enhanced butter. With only 15 minutes, this recipe from Tasting Table will upgrade your toast game with a delicious jolt of caffeine without the health gimmicks.  + While you’re getting all buttered up, check out the latest news about the decline of margarine sales. With new science vilifying unhealthy saturated fats commonly found in margarine, is it that surprising that margarine will likely never be better than butter? + No one will love you more than …

Instagram Favorites of the Week

Our community of diners are avid food lovers with a great eye for beautiful imagery and so this weekly column celebrates great Instagram photos from Feastly events taken by you, our biggest fans. We’ll be picking one photograph from the list each month for a giveaway of a free seat to a Feastly event. Just tag your photos with #feastly for consideration. Want to attend an event to take your own snaps? We’ve added links to the chefs’ events below each image. Chef @tedspeakscalo plating his aguachile from @saltandwind Presents: Baja Nights via @eatfeastly A post shared by Julianne Gabert (@juliannegabert) on Apr 27, 2017 at 10:36am PDT The cutest: Tequila Tamarindo #vegan #cocktail #Tamarind #Lime #Chili #Sage #Tequila #cheers #eatfeastly #todoverde #itshealthy #yum #dtla A post shared by Elaine Hong (혜림이🇰🇷) (@elainehong_) on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:24pm PDT #ramenobsession #feastly #noodleinhaystack #sfbayarea A post shared by Yuki Murakami (@yuk116) on Apr 23, 2017 at 6:30pm PDT “Spring In The Loire” . . . . #vsco #vscocam #TellOn #SanFrancisco #Feastly #EatFeastly #EaterSF #Food #wanderlust #tasteintravel #mytinyatlas #finditliveit …

Instagram Favorites of the Week

Our community of diners are avid food lovers with a great eye for beautiful imagery. That’s why we’re starting this weekly column of great Instagram photos from Feastly events taken by you, our biggest fans. We’ll be picking one photograph from the list each month for a giveaway of a free seat to a Feastly event. Just tag your photos with #feastly for consideration. Want to attend an event to take your own snaps? We’ve added links to the chefs’ events below each image. Drinks on the lam. A post shared by Pete (@pham_bot) on Apr 15, 2017 at 9:43pm PDT Happy happiest Birthday to my Blazer!!!I love ❤️ so so much!! #Feastly #SushiMakingClass and now my back smells like a bag of hops. Hoppy Birthday Biotch. A post shared by Kara Watts🍾 (@k.luckycharms) on Apr 15, 2017 at 5:45pm PDT I don’t usually post food pics but this was pretty and delicious #feastly A post shared by Krista Raines (@rainesnsnow) on Apr 19, 2017 at 11:12pm PDT Cutting into the halibut 😋#ichido #eatfeastly A post shared …

What We’re Reading: The Best of Food Writing From Around the Web

Fake Pink Sugar by Alan Levine If you’re like us, you probably spend a lot of time nerding out on dining news and food industry gossip during the week, but spend your weekends consuming longer and more compelling food narratives. Or maybe you just read the headlines while scrolling through social media because Mondays (all the way through Fridays) just slay. Either way, we’ve got the perfect weekend gift for you: a diverse list of intriguing food stories and news to keep you satiated. Enjoy! + Sweeten up your reads with this bizarre history of artificial sweeteners. You’ll learn that nearly every artificial sweetener was discovered by a scientist licking his finger when he technically shouldn’t have. + If your morning drug of choice is caffeine, then you might be interested in this strange, new product: clear coffee. + The cost of dining is rising but at $5,500, this meal is extraordinarily expensive. Joshua David Stein of Tasting Tables writes about the experience and value proposition of luxury dining.  Each of the eight courses grew more and …

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

This weekend, we’re bringing you great stories about the most important food groups: avocado, burgers, and tacos. + Despite being less salty, Maldon salt, aka fancy salt, has a cult following unlike any other sodium variances. In fact, Maldon salt is also less bitter, and according to some chefs, even slightly sweet tasting. Read about its history and unique processing methods:  The saltmakers boil the brine, then reduce the temperature until inverted-pyramid crystals form on the surface, like the skein of ice on a martini. At some point, the crystals, under their own weight, fall to the bottom of the pan like snow. + This Avocado bar is probably the world’s first avocado-themed restaurant and it’s not even in California. And yes, they do serve avocado toast.  + Put aside your pizza and bagel guides and get familiar with New York City’s hamburger styles. With variations like the Goober Burger (peanut butter and jelly) and the California Burger (actually has no avocado), this is one American classic that thrives on reinvention.  + Puerh commands the highest price tag of …

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

Photo courtesy of Breville USA Get ready for the weird and the wonderful. We’re bringing you an illustrated egg guide, a courtroom butter battle, and a laser-cut ham and cheese bust of Vin Diesel. Needless to say, the forecast for your weekend reading is 100% interesting. + Dive into the complex story of San Francisco’s culinary icon, Daniel Patterson, and his recent fast food project Locol. “I went to a doctor,” he said, “and I was like, ‘Yeah, so I’m depressive and I need something,’ and he said, ‘Do you want to kill yourself?’ ‘No, that would take way too much energy.’ He said, ‘You can take Prozac, but it might kill your libido, or Wellbutrin, but it might make you speedy.’ Is that really a choice?” As medication put Patterson’s demons “behind glass,” as he put it, he began to suspect that pursuit of a third Michelin star might not be the path to happiness. + What do you get when you combine ham, cheese, and lasers? A ham and cheese bust of Vin Diesel …

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

Rain or shine, the forecast for reading looks positively edifying. This weekend’s list gives us a closer look how science can improve wine bottles, explain why smoothies make you feel fuller, and why acupuncture for cows might not be such a silly idea. + Are you going to restaurants less than before? If you answered yes, you are not alone. According to a recent survey from Reuters/Ipsos, 30 percent U.S. adults “said they were eating out less often than three months ago. Of those diners, 62 percent said cost was the primary reason.” + Laughable, but actually legitimate: Swiss cows are now getting acupuncture. Historically common in Korea and China, the alternative veterinary practice is now bringing positive results for various treatments from inflammation to reduced sperm count. + Uncorking a bottle of wine is a real pleasure but pouring from a wine bottle is a real unpleasant experience thanks to the now 200-year old design. That might soon be a problem of the past thanks to Daniel Perlman, wine-lover, inventor and Brandeis University biophysicist. The solution? Adding an additional groove …