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A tasty roundup of the best stuff we’re reading this week.
Would anyone drive a drunk guy to Taco Bell if he paid in tacos (and wasn’t a creeper)? Answers below. Image via Shutterstock.

A Woman’s Place

“A leading kitchen run by a woman is no longer newsworthy. But it is not quite commonplace, either. . . .” Julia Moskin takes a smart look at women’s roles in the kitchen and the future of the industry. [New York Times] —Anna Spiegel 

Consumer Reviews

Ray’s Hell Burger (RIP) is named the 13th-most influential hamburger of all time, four spots ahead of The Simpsons’ Krusty Burger, but not good enough to beat last summer’s horrific ramen burger. [A Hamburger Today] —Benjamin Freed

Here’s a fun prank for April Fools’ Day: Replace the contents of a bag of regular gummy bears with the sugar-free kind and give it to your least favorite person*. [BuzzFeed] —Tanya Pai 

Mmmmasterpieces

Dinner theater often means rewarmed plates of chicken marsala. But not at New York’s Queen of the Night, where the audience is served foie gras gougères and birdcages filled with lobster. [Grub Street] —Ann Limpert

Artist Nathan Wyburn renders his celebrity portraits in things like Marmite and Nutella. And though it's hard to stomach the thought of the smell, his vision of Katy Perry in cat food is actually quite good. [BuzzFeed] —AL 

Today in Taco News . . . 

Already-wealthy Taco Bell owner sent to jail after collecting Social Security benefits in his late mother’s name for 23 years. Turn that into a Doritos Locos taco flavor. [Gawker] —BF

Tired of reading about the freezing weather? Just glance at the headline “Snow-Trapped Drunk Man Makes Craigslist Plea for Emergency Taco Bell,” and try not to click. [Gawker] —AS

America’s Youth 

This week in millennial food trends: “I know it’s more expensive, but it’s a little healthier in terms of fast food, and you feel better after you eat it,” says one millennial on why she prefers carbohydrate palaces Panera, Corner Bakery, and Chipotle to McDonald’s. In response, McDonald’s says it will try to buy all of its beef from “verifiably sustainable” sources. Whatever that means. [Medill Reports] —BF

What are the kids up to these days? Snorting Smarties, apparently. It’s like whippets, minus the high, plus the risk of “nose maggots.” [Eater National] —AS

Pass the Broccoli 

A kind of food poisoning you get from fish can be transmitted through sexual contact, which is one of the few arguments I’ve heard in favor of dating a vegan. [io9] —TP

Rotten Ideas 

Consumer tip: Don’t store your credit card info on your refrigerator. [Wall Street Journal] —Chris Campbell 

Sure, enjoy a banana now and then. Just don’t eat 15 of them in one sitting. [CNN] —CC

Endangered Edibles 

“It’s the end of the cinnamon roll as we know it.” Danish baked goods face dire times. [Modern Farmer] —TP

Shortage crises (allegedly) abound for Velveeta, some bourbons, and Sriracha. But you can drown your sorrows in all the California wine possible. [SFGate] —CC

Room for Change

If you haven’t seen the excellent documentary The Cove, go watch it. Japan is still defending this disgusting practice. [New York Times] —CC 

Maybe I’ve watched Bee Movie a few too many times, but I seem to care way more about declining bee populations than anyone else I know. Along comes the internet to (hopefully) help save the day. [Quartz] —CC

Let’s Talk About Syria (Or Not)

Intrepid UK bartender attempts citizens arrest of Tony Blair; Tony Blair don’t care. [Grub Street] —TP

*I don’t actually endorse pranking anyone in this way. Unless they really deserve it. 

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A tasty roundup of some of the best stuff we’re reading this week.
San Franciscans love their $7 artisanal toast. Do you? Image via Shutterstock.

Cracking the Goose Egg

How does Michel Richard roll in Flavor Town? Not as poorly as Guy Fieri, but pretty damned close. [New York Times] —Benjamin Freed

Eater takes Pete Wells’s zero-star skewering of Villard and adds some cuddly polar bears and pandas. [Eater] —Ann Limpert

In addition to all its Michel Richard-bashing this week, the New York Times ran this swoony profile of Bobby Flay, whom it calls the “George Clooney of American gastronomy.” Methinks someone has a crush. [NYT] —Sophie Gilbert

Why Not?

Because the world needs more (or, really, any) dinosaur-shaped foods that don’t come from the freezer aisle of the grocery store. [NPR] —Tanya Pai

“We refer to it as a rap video for sheep.” Granted, sheep pop far less Cristal. [Eater National] —Anna Spiegel

So $7 artisanal toast is apparently now a big thing in San Francisco. Somewhere out there, Chloë Sevigny is nodding with a mouthful of King’s Hawaiian sweet bread. [Pacific Standard] —AL

Watch people consume edible Play-Doh on purpose, because we all did it once as kids and now it’s acceptable. [Gizmodo] —Chris Campbell

What’s worse than a cronut? A “cragel.” It’s a bagel made out of croissant dough. Or maybe a croissant made out of bagel dough. I don’t even know anymore. Just be glad they don’t invent any of this nonsense in Washington. [New York Daily News] —BF

Your Jim Beam and your Maker’s Mark are now technically Japanese, which gives us a great excuse to say, Bill Murray style, “It’s Suntory time...” [Huffington Post] —SG

Mmm, French Fries

Twenty-one things that happen when you don’t eat meat—plus one pretty great Tommy Lee Jones gif. [BuzzFeed] —AS

Finding Meaning

Boston’s Jolyon Helterman makes a case for reclaiming the dreaded f-word that is, in our offices—as at so many publications—verbum non gratum. [Boston magazine] —TP

They may not have snow or cold temperatures or basic human rights in Sochi, but they do have 70,000 gallons of borscht. You win some, you lose some. [NPR] —SG

Want.

Reidel is making Coke glasses? Clearing space in the cabinet right now. [Bloomberg Businessweek] —AL

This map of more than 2,500 American breweries could be the most important map ever. And, considering how many new breweries are coming online, it’s almost certainly outdated. [Pop Chart Lab] —BF

According to research by an Alexandria firm, I need to start a support group called Liberals Who Love Brown Liquor. [Globe and Mail] —CC

Unappetizing Propositions 

This food writer’s experience of losing her sense of taste sounds like my worst nightmare, closely followed by my fear of clowns. [New York Times] —CC

I’ve been intrigued by vertical farming, but I’ll take a pass on bugs being the next food frontier. [CBC News] —CC

Millennial Update 

This week in millennial food trends: “Mobile apps are almost a necessity with millennials.” Also, I wanted to link to a website called Pizza Marketplace. [Pizza Marketplace] —BF

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One perk of the frigid weather: The polar vortex can make your sundae. Image via Shutterstock.

Eccentric Eating 

Japan now has a game show in which contestants hang out in a regular-looking room and try to figure out what things in it are actually made of chocolate. Which leads to many, many gifs of people biting hopefully into shoes, picture frames, and other objects. [Kotaku] —Tanya Pai

We have serious problems in this world that need solving, but sure, go ahead and spend millions creating Mountain Dew Cheetos. [Brand Eating] —Chris Campbell

A town council member in Pomfret, New York, was sworn into office wearing the traditional headwear of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Afterward, he remarked that he was feeling extra saucy that day. [Laughing Squid] —TP

Wintry Mix

The polar vortex: not just a weather phenomenon, but a way to make ice cream. [Food & Wine] —Anna Spiegel

It’s cold outside, so local administrations are salting the roads with everything from beet juice to pickle brine. Seriously. [Huffington Post] —Sophie Gilbert

By Popular Demand

Tickets to see the Pizza Underground, Macaulay Culkin’s pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, sold out so quickly the Black Cat had to move the March 21 show from backstage to the main stage. [Black Cat] —Benjamin Freed

We can pickle that! The Portlandia crew plans a cookbook for 2015. [Eater National] —AS

Another trend that isn’t going away: my fascination with weird food photography. This time, it’s food that’s been cut in half. [NPR] —CC

You’ve been warned. The US beef industry is going to refocus its marketing efforts on the millennials. [Minnesota Farm Guide] —BF

There’s a Velveeta shortage. No one really knows why, which means it’s probably a marketing ploy to get you to panic and scoop it up wantonly from the supermarket shelves. [NPR] —SG

Drinking and Reading 

Anytime you can hilariously nettle the folks at Starbucks I will be on your team. So glad I hate coffee. [FoodBeast] —CC

This list of the most popular bar in each of the 50 states might be just the motivation you need to finally plan that trip to North Dakota. Um, several months from now. [BuzzFeed] —TP

Aversions

To be fair, I think anyone subjected to a serving spoon’s worth of mayonnaise would probably have a similar reaction. [Grub Street] —TP

The Paleo diet is terrible for many reasons, and now it’s official: It came in last on US News’s Best Diets list. [CNN] —SG

Food scientists are really struggling to find a natural sugar substitute that’s as good as sugar, probably because sugar is one of those things for which there is no good substitute. [New York Times] —BF

Answers!

Among the questions Jerry Seinfeld answered during his Reddit session: “What’s the deal with airline food?” [Reddit] —BF

Another in the long line of “We’re eating X food incorrectly” videos—this time, because it’s playoff season, a tutorial on properly eating chicken wings. [YouTube] —CC

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Next time you grab a quick salad, make sure this guy isn’t hiding under the lettuce. Image via Shutterstocka.

Reading, and Then Not Eating

It was the lunch news that shocked America (’s middle-class urban professionals): A Wall Street Journal reporter found a dead frog in her Pret a Manger salade niçoise. [Gawker] —Sophie Gilbert

The takeaway from NPR’s piece on whether food should be used as punishment in prisons. The mysterious “nutraloaf”—which in some prisons is given to inmates when they’ve behaved badly—sounds pretty terrible, but not as terrible as grue, a “potatoey prison paste” that was outlawed in the ’70s. [NPR] —Ann Limpert 

Look, we all have jobs that require some occasional weird happenings. For these women, it’s an everyday fact. They eat awful food for a living. On purpose. [BusinessWeek] —Chris Campbell

Nearly all the chicken is tainted. Those Chick-fil-A cows probably don’t care. [Forbes] —CC

If throwing lobsters in a pot makes you squeamish, this is probably the closest you’ll ever get to eating live octopus. [New Yorker] —AL

The Final Frontier

Two chemists in Greece are conducting research about cooking French fries in space. If there’s anything that will renew interest in space exploration, it’s definitely space fries. [BBC] —Benjamin Freed

Millenial Crack

Forget kitchen slaves. The new way to get your foot in the restaurant industry door: busing tables. [Wall Street Journal] —Anna Spiegel

This supposed “trend” of bars that let you bring in your own food was a lot cooler when it was called, “Hey, can I get a pizza delivered here?” [Washington Post] —BF

Anonymity Revisited, and Revisited . . .

Good for Adam Platt for dropping his supposed “anonymity.” [New York] —BF

The Guardian’s critic weighs in on New York’s critic and his decision to go un-anonymous. [Eater National] —AS

New Year’s Resolutions

Given that it’s January 2 and everyone everywhere is eschewing carbs, going Paleo, or (madness) giving up alcohol, it’s worth reading this fantastic takedown of a new book about how carbs kill your brain by the Atlantic’s resident doctor, James Hamblin. [Atlantic] —SG

Also, more common-sense food-related resolutions you can actually keep, from Mark Bittman. [New York Times] —SG

Of all the year-end lists, this one from Smitten Kitchen is among my favorites—mainly because of all the beautiful pictures and promises of good things to come. [Smitten Kitchen] —AS

Chef MacGyver 

No butane blowtorch for your s’mores? No problem. Every woman—and almost every hotel room—has the only food-preparing gadget you’ll need this year. [NPR] —SG

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Would you trade this guy for a six-pack? Photograph via Shutterstock.

Say it ain’t so

Not only does pot-smoking impair your memory, the munchies do too, according to an Australian study. [ABC] —Ann Limpert 

FritoLay is going to produce Buffalo Wild Wings-flavored Doritos, which presumably means that Taco Bell is not far behind with a Buffalo Wild Wings-flavored Doritos Locos taco. [Gawker] —Benjamin Freed

What eating a lot of meat and dairy does to the trillions of microbes that your gut needs to function properly. Newsflash: not pretty. [NPR] —Todd Kliman

“The ocean is basically a toilet bowl for all of our chemical pollutants and waste in general.” Something to think about when eating that sushi. [NPR] —Chris Campbell

Agreed.

Dallas food critic Leslie Brenner weighs in with her list of “things that need to disappear in 2014.” I’m on board with most of these, including sub-par banh mi sandwiches, “modernist crumbs,” side dishes “served in really cute cast-iron pans,” and—maybe the most pretentious trend of all—“menus where the dishes appear as lists of ingredients separated by commas.” [Dallas News] —TK

Eat like an angel 

An Elle editor (and talented personal friend) eats like a Victoria’s Secret Model for a month. The results? Not so angelic. [Elle] —Anna Spiegel

Oddities

You can always count on Floridians to provide the best stories of the week: In a Miami convenience store, a guy tried to pay for beer with . . . a four-foot-long live alligator. [CBS Miami] —AL 

I would love to review this restaurant: Cabbages and Condoms. [LA Times] —TK  

Trending

In the UK, the traditional dinner party is dying. In its place? Share plates. Somewhere, José Andrés is harumphing. [The Telegraph] —TK

Jesus is said to have turned water into wine. These Brooklyn distillers are turning Coke into whiskey. Interesting, but much less impressive. [Gizmodo] —TK

 

Fact check, please

A fired chef hacks into his previous employer’s Twitter account. Hilarity ensues. [Eater National] —AS

Not sure about this trade: “Coffee and cigarettes may ward off liver disease.” Sure, but enjoy that iron lung in return. [Free Press Journal] —CC

Amusing distractions

So, Liberace wrote a cookbook, it turns out. Love the subtitle: Recipes from His Seven Dining Rooms. Brains in black butter. Pierogies. Braised Oxtails. All the sorts of things that are now the rage on restaurant menus. If only for the hilarious pictures, this is worth a skim. [Brain Pickings] —TK

A fun little quiz about booze and literature. [The Guardian] —TK

Drinking and reading 

Holiday season means list time, so here's 26 fascinating things to know about beer. [The Week] —CC

One writer's experience with Chartreuse: “It’s cloying sweet too, so sweet it hurts to swallow. My tongue feels numb and my breath tastes like blood.” [McSweeneys] —BF

British Medical Journal dares to bash one of its own citizens, saying James Bond was an impotent lush. My wife's reaction to Daniel Craig’s blue eyes dare to differ. [Wine-Searcher] —CC 

DC Brau did the right thing by sending a cease-and-desist letter to an upstart Silver Spring brewery that might have shared a name with one of its flagship beers. The craft beer industry is growing so rapidly, companies like DC Brau need to protect their trademarks. [DC Beer] —BF

Happy holidays (or are they?)

Ah, a heartwarming story for the holiday season. [The Raw Story] —TK

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David Chang, the Redskins, and steaming bowls of Momofuku Noodle Bar ramen at FedEx. Perfection. Photograph via Shutterstock.

The Redskins enter the food world (and not in a potatoe-y way)

Many Washingtonians think the Redskins need new leadership, including Momofuku empire-builder David Chang. The Virginia-born toque tweets about a takeover. If this means pork belly bao buns for FedEx, all the better. [Deadspin via Eater] —Anna Spiegel

Apparently that tweet wasn’t just fan frustration. Chang explains to the Post that he’s serious. [Washington Post] —Benjamin Freed

If the Redskins were named something less controversial under Chang (say, the Lucky Peaches?) things like Sonic’s racist billboard wouldn’t happen. [Washingtonian] —AS

How NOT to celebrate Christmas

A Philadelphia publicist attempts to trade services for a Christmas Eve dinner for five. Someone is getting coal in her stocking. [Philadelphia Magazine] —AS

Whether or not you think this is horribly depressing, or the future, says a lot about when the robots will take over. Christmas dinner in a can, for gamers too busy to stop for lunch. [Geekosystem] —Sophie Gilbert

Musical pizza

Macaulay Culkin—yes, that Macaulay Culkin—has a Velvet Underground tribute band in which all of the songs are rewritten to be about pizza. [Tumblr] —BF

No one apart from NBC and DiGiorno pizza profited from the Carrie Underwood Sound of Music. [NPR] —SG

Defining manliness ... apparently

Brad Pitt eats food in every movie he’s in. Or it surely seems like it. But he’s not manly when he does it, so sayeth Esquire. [Esquire] —Chris Campbell

Here are 9 “popular” beers that Americans aren’t drinking any longer. Perhaps could it be that they suck? [USA Today] —CC

Faux foods, and food faux pas

If swaddling your baby like a burrito wasn’t enough, now you can actually dress him or her up like one, too. [Time] —SG

I remember in elementary school getting yelled at for wanting to drink chocolate milk. I blame those adults for me not making an Olympic team. [Quartz] —CC

I’m tired of people telling me I’m eating my foodstuffs wrong. It’s just a goddamn apple, OK? And the seeds gross me out. But here are 10 more, anyway (I disagree with the strawberry one). [Huffington Post] —SG

Most interesting/gross/heartbreaking food thing you’ll read ever: “Turns out your feet and your favorite cheese share more than just a smell—they actually hoard similar microbial populations, too.” Also, a biologist made cheese from Michael Pollan’s belly button crud. [Wired] —BF

I’m starting to worry for a world that thinks the 3D printing of food is a better investment of time and resources than, say, anything else in the world. [Stuff] —CC

Hot-umentary

Here’s a trailer for a documentary about everyone’s favorite cult condiment, Sriracha. [Eater National] —AS

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“Tips for Jesus,” or a publicity scam? You decide. Image via Shutterstock.

Questionable Choices

So there’s a Sriracha packet going for $10,000 on eBay. And no, it has never touched a celebrity hand. [Grub Street] —Anna Spiegel

Apparently there’s a Mystery Tipper—or tippers—giving away great gobs of money to waiters and waitresses across the country. Like, $3,000-a-pop gobs of money. And signing the bill—this is the creepy part, at least to me—“tips for Jesus.” There’s even a Twitter handle. Are we to believe that in an age of doctored photographs and crass and cynical Photoshopped stunts there is some do-gooding Claus out there, and that this is not just some desperate straining after virality? [Eater National] —Todd Kliman

More receipts: Some restaurants are now using them to guilt diners into eating better. Note to Fox: it’s not “eating healthier,” it’s “eating more healthfully” [Fox News] —TK

If you steal $26K of arguably the best bourbon made, don’t sell it. The joyous lifetime of drinking it is worth more than that. [The Wire] —Chris Campbell

Holiday Gifting

Shameless plug: In time for holiday shopping, the excellent, award-winning blog the Gray Report has put together a list of books about wine—not a year’s best, since most of these books were published over the past decade, and not a compendium to help readers learn more about wine. Just “great, fun to read” books. Anyway, The Wild Vine is one of them. Thank you, Gray Report. I’m honored to be included. [The Gray Report] —TK

RIP

The culinary world lost a great member this week. Judy Rodgers of San Francisco’s Zuni Cafe passed at 57 after fighting cancer. The LA Times pays tribute to the influential chef. [LA Times] —AS

Eater National also takes a look at her beloved cookbook, and gathers reflections from fellow chefs and writers. [Eater National] —AS

Hey, Good-Lookin’

Behold: amazing shadow art made of trash (and sometimes foodstuffs). [This Is Marvelous] —CC

Food or art? Jeff Gordinier takes a look at masterful plating (plus a slideshow for your afternoon entertainment). [New York Times] —AS

Challenging Diets

Millennials have even more backup to their whining: Research shows their terrible eating habits start before they’re born. [NYT] —CC

One thing that never ceases to blow my mind is the struggle for those on food stamps to eat a legitimate meal. It reminds me to not get hung up about the 75th restaurant to open on 14th Street. [Burlington Free Press] —CC

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It's a boat . . . on a table! Image via Shutterstock.


Thanksgiving: Vegetarian, Jewish, and Otherwise

ASAP Rocky is a vegetarian and is sad that his family ignores his dietary preferences on Thanksgiving. Come to my house, ASAP—we can eat Brussels sprouts and pout together. [Grub Street] —Tanya Pai

Thanksgiving pastrami from Mission Chinese toque Danny Bowien. Not just for Thanksgivukkah anymore. [New York Times] —Anna Spiegel

The New Republic says Thanksgiving is America’s greatest holiday. As a Brit, I concur. It’s my favorite day of the year. [New Republic] —Sophie Gilbert 

Eleven ways to cook a perfect Thanksgiving turkey, including a hot bubble bath. [The Onion] —Benjamin Freed

The team from America’s Test Kitchen troubleshoot Thanksgiving dinner. Don’t stuff the turkey! And let it rest before you carve it. [NPR] —SG

President Obama is “pardoning” two turkeys today. If they’re anything like the others, they’ll be dead in a year. [US News] —BF

Pity the poor, unloved, used-only-one-day-a-year gravy boat. [McSweeney’s] —SG

Cocktailing

Forget Nyquil—Bon App to the rescue with cold-curing cocktail recipes. [Bon Appétit]
—TP 

Soon-to-be-Londoner Ari Shapiro shares a peek at his drinking life, which involves infusing liquors at home and seeking out local beers everywhere he travels. [Punch] —TP

Restaurants vs. Technology 

Only in Seattle: A diner is kicked out for wearing Google Glass, rebels on Facebook. [Eater National] —AS

This idea is genius . . . until you realize it would cripple the entire DC restaurant scene. [Globe and Mail] —Chris Campbell

New Zealand vs. the Paleo Diet

New Zealand takes on the Paleo diet. One thing they note: Cavemen didn’t live very long. [New Zealand Herald] —CC

No Soup for You

Millennials aren’t eating as much soup as their forbears, according to the Washington Post’s intrepid and ever-expanding millennials desk. [Post] —BF

Food Truck News: The Good and Bad

DC’s Rito Loco food truck made a Forbes list of 25 Coolest Food Trucks in the country. [Forbes] —CC

I quit frequenting a certain food truck because it served its wares in oversize foam to-go containers in protest of the environmental waste. Here’s hoping NYC’s potential ban makes its way down I-95. [ABC News] —CC

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Martha, put down the camera. Image via Sam Aronov/Shutterstock.

Red Tape 

A school finds a child’s home-packed lunch of roast beef, veggies, oranges, and milk inadequate, and enforces a supplement: Ritz crackers. I didn’t realize Nabisco was part of the food pyramid. [Gawker] —Anna Spiegel

’Tis the season for giving . . . as in giving your employees a living wage so they can eat. Looking at you, McDonald’s and Walmart. [Grub Street/ThinkProgress] —Chris Campbell

Oh, Martha 

Martha Stewart is proof that cell phone pictures of food have had their day. [Grub Street] —Benjamin Freed

Martha Stewart’s disgusting food photos (and all the hilarious Twitter comments/backlash), courtesy of—well, who else? [BuzzFeed] —AS

Core Values 

When I talked about this guy who shows how to eat an entire apple (core and all), my coworkers reacted with disgust. Don’t kill the messenger, but we’re eating apples all wrong. [The Atlantic] —CC

Innovations 

Cheeseburgers with bacon cubes. Enough said. [Kotaku] —BF 

For fans of our Lunch Break series over on Well+Being, there’s also a site to help compare the nutrition of all your favorite fast-food menu items. [NPR] —CC

General Electric has built an egg tray that sends a message to your cell phone when your eggs are about to go bad. [Wired] —BF 

Think the Red Line sucks now? Imagine if one of the train cars were a Starbucks coffee shop. [GizMag] —CC

Home Cookin’

One of my favorite cooking blogs, Smitten Kitchen, has kicked into high gear with the upcoming holidays. The best part: you don’t need to be planning a Thanksgiving feast to make dishes such as cauliflower with brown butter crumbs or a sinful green bean casserole with crispy onions. [Smitten Kitchen] —AS

OMG TGIF? 

If the Washington Post is now including TGI Friday’s in its definition of hip, new restaurants that cater to millennials, it might be time to stop writing about hip, new restaurants that cater to millennials. [Post] —BF 

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Try looking at a raw McRib. Image via Shutterstock.

False Idols 

Mother Jones’s Tom Philpott talks to lady chefs about the much-discussed Time bro-fest “Gods of Food.” Could it be women chefs prefer creating places people want to dine—and work—in rather than chasing those Michelin stars? [Mother Jones] —Jessica Voelker

I read some BS explaining about how female chefs aren’t cool enough to make a Time magazine list. [Eater] —Chris Campbell

In praise of the goddesses of food. [Grub Street] —Anna Spiegel

Gross 

Gird your constitutions: This is what frozen McRib meat actually looks like. [Gothamist] —Sophie Gilbert

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