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

This holiday weekend, celebrate with delicious reads.  + There are good reasons why avocado toasts are expensive. An Oakland restaurateur explains. + When in Romania, there’s a small chance your fowl is actually foul. According to supermarket investigators (these are my kind of detectives), a local grocery store in Baneasa found 154 pounds of expired meat, which also included chicken that went bad in 2011. In an ironic twist, Romania had actually juuuust passed a law requiring all food vendors to donate leftovers that haven’t been sold within three days of their expiration date. As reported by Romanian Insider, national retailers will now be “obliged to donate [the leftover food] to non-profit organizations or to city halls to support poor families, or to sell them to social enterprises at 3% of their acquisition or production cost starting Sunday, May 21.” + We think this medical history is bananas: before the discovery of gluten, those who suffered from celiac disease were subjected to a strange low-carb diet of mostly bananas. For some, the regimen saved their …

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.

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.

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

These are fun food reads about hot dog apps and paella emojis, not your summer reading list from AP English. But don’t worry, we’re also getting educational with science news that might impact your juice diet and economic news about declining modern milk sales. + Milk sales are curdling — got (alternative) milk? NPR’s got the dish on how young consumers are milking everything but the cows these days. Milk drinking has always been in part about habit and marketing, and milk alternatives capitalize on both. Even using the word “milk” has become a source of controversy… As a result, lawmakers from dairy states earlier this year called on the Food and Drug Administration to better enforce rules on what is labeled “milk.” + Food lovers who are also emoji lovers will devour this savory history about the new paella emoji (and the man who made it a digital reality). “I called up these guys. They are like the smartest guys in the world. But that was the easy part. They say ‘Ok, we will take a look at the paella …

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.

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! A post shared by Tiz_g (@tiz__g) on May 5, 2017 at 3:29pm PDT 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 …

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.

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 …