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Artichoke Tramp Stamps, Cronut Auctions, “Man Men” and Wine: Eating & Reading

A tasty roundup of the best stuff we’re reading this week.

Just because you eat a lot of these doesn't mean you’ll live forever. Photograph via Shutterstock.

Free
Fromage

In terrible expensive-cheese-related news, the FDA is cutting off French supplies
of Mimolette to the States. To ease the pain, Cheesetique is giving away the rest
of its supply—in quarter-pound chunks—to anyone who posts a picture of themselves
frowning on the cheese shop’s Facebook page. [Facebook]­—Ann
Limpert

Liquid Television

Ever wondered which
Mad Men character most corresponds to a particular wine? Nope, me neither, but according
to Bon Appétit, Don’s a Cabernet and Pete’s a Beaujolais. Click through to find out
which wine mysterious Bob Benson is. [Bon Appétit]—Sophie
Gilbert


Study This

Why do vegetarians live longer? No, that’s not why. [Good]—Jessica
Voelker

Good news for we half-pot-a-day drinkers (what?): Evidence is piling up that java
staves off all sorts of bad stuff. [NYT]—JV


No Pharmies? No Cry.

A rash of “relaxation beverages”—including one that pays homage to Bob Marley—is trying
to edge in on the Xanax market. [Bloomberg Businessweek]—AL


Meaty Matters

Life as a fast food worker is less than appetizing. [Philly]—Marisa
Kashino


Exception: Little Serow

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Don’t wait more than 30 minutes for dinner unless the chef’s about to shed his mortal
coil . . . and other dining-out maxims from Josh Ozesky. {
Esquire]—JV


Try This at Home

He might not have Chesapeake cred—especially now that he’s no longer involved in Westend
Bistro—but no matter: this softshell recipe from Eric Ripert sounds both delicious
and easy to throw together. [New York]—AL


Trending

Frog legs are hopping again. Do they really taste like chicken, though? [NYT]—Shane
Harris

Cronuts, like Beyoncé tickets, are mostly going to scalpers, who then make fortunes
by selling them on to desperate (and presumably insanely wealthy) foodies. [HuffPo]—SG


Artful Eating

A pastry chef looks to San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art for her inspiration. [T]—SG


Cheflebrity Wire

Daniel Boulud, 58, is marrying Katherine Gage, 30, in a ceremony in upstate New York
later this month. No word on who’s catering the reception, yet, but the groom has touchingly
commented on how his wife “keeps me young.” [DailyMail]—SG


Finally!

Here’s how you can get a tramp stamp of an artichoke without a permanent commitment.[HuffPo]—MK