Martha Stewart’s Worst Photos, Giant Bacon Cubes, and Coreless Apples: Eating & Reading

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

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


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


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