Andy Samberg’s Zombie PSA, Mystery Dum Dums, and Foie-mageddon: Eating & Reading

Every week, we’ll let you know what the “Washingtonian” food staff is reading in the blogosphere and off the bookshelves.

The more you know: Andy Samberg sheds light on the cannibalism issue.

Ann Limpert, food and wine editor

Still arguing about Mayor Bloomberg’s supersize soda ban? Check out this smart take from a professor of evolutionary biology. Evolution’s Sweet Tooth

Also on the sugar front, remember those question-mark-wrapped Dum Dums? Born out of pure laziness. If only Jelly Belly had the same excuse for some of its flavors. What Is the Mystery Flavor of Dum Dums?

Gotta hand it to the Marmite folks—they’re nothing if not self-aware. Queen’s Corgi Stars in Hilarious Marmite Commercial

Tanya Pai, deputy managing editor

Hate beer that’s not the iciest of ice cold? No worries—Japan has developed a solution: frozen beer foam, swirled on top of your brew, fro-yo-style. Genius or disturbing? Maybe a little of both. Big in Japan: Soft Serve Beer

With a zombie apocalypse seeming all too imminent, Andy Samberg heads to Jimmy Kimmel Live to deliver a very important PSA: Don’t eat people. Watch Andy Samberg’s Anti-Cannibalism P.S.A.

And Serious Eats takes college-style boozing to a whole new level with its guide to drunken gummies. Bellini bears, where have you been all my life? How to Make Rummy Bears and Other Drunken Gummies

Jessica Voelker, online dining editor

Cancel all my appointments! I have to spend the next eight hours watching this weirdly beautiful video in which food gets flattened over and over. Flatten

Huff Po pokes fun at Washington’s string of presidential-themed restaurants (next up: Theodore Roosevelt homage Teddy & the Bully Bar) with a slideshow’s worth of ideas for future POTUS-inspired places. Alan Popovsky Launching Theodore Roosevelt Restaurant As He Expands Presidential Brand

Basic life skills have never been my strong suit. I blame you, home-economics-lacking high school curriculum. And also you, my mom’s job (but, uh, thank you both for making the whole going-to-college thing possible). Bring Back Home Ec!

California braces itself for “foie-mageddon.” What is it about foie gras that inspires so much portmanteau-making? Waddling Into the Sunset

Anna Spiegel, assistant food and wine editor

Via Eater, an interesting summer travel story from NPR. The answer is surprisingly not “Because the fear of death at 40,000 feet sours the palate” Why Does Airline Food Taste So Bad?

The Wall Street Journal weighs in on the never-ending hangover debate, and reading it is kind of like learning there’s no Santa Claus. Quick Cures/Quack Cures: Hangover Remedies

And because it’s almost Friday (thank you, David Chang, for highlighting this): Pictures of Asians Taking Pictures of Food