Read Up On It for October 5th, 2012
Read Up On It returns this week with all kinds of kooky stories for you to check out this week. Everything from MSG to that “supposed” bacon shortage, alongside a map of what apples you should be eating/using/cooking. (Apologies for being unable to post a brand-new Read Up On It last week, but I have returned with a great list of links for you.). It’s time to Read Up On It!
Image via The Atlantic
- The Atlantic looks at coffee houses around the world and the spaces that makes them. Just fucking wow.
- Remember how last week everyone was talking about a bacon shortage? It’s probably bullshit. (via L.A. Times and Slate)
- Newsflash! We as North Americans waste a lot of food! Well d-uh. The CBC looks into it.
- Macleans announces its first list of the 50 best restaurants in Canada. Halifax faves Fid and The Bicycle Thief end up on the list. But Montreal’s Pied de Cochon and Joe Beef do not. And people have opinions about the whole thing, including Mark Schaetzker in the Globe and Mail, as well as Anthony Bourdain.
- Still at the Globe, Chris Nuttal-Smith looks into a quebec organisation called La Société Orignal that sources and sells food that chefs are salivating over, such as sea urchin bottarga.
- With apple season upon us, it’s time to think: what do I do with all of them? Slate figures it out for you.
- Speaking of offals, the Guardian talks about feet. Nom nom toes.
- And last but not least, David Chang gives a talk about MSG and the stigma behind that tasty glutamate.