Read Up On It For December 14th, 2012

This week’s Read Up On It goes all over the world, from Japan to the U.K. to Korea via the U.S. and more. Eat it up!

A still from David Chang’s “The Mind Of A Chef”

  • There is nothing worse than an overdone burger. Here in Nova Scotia, burgers can only be served in restaurants once they have reached an internal temperature of 160F. Well, looks like the same thing is happening in the U.K. according to The Telegraph.
  • Pepsi and roast chicken? In a potato chip? Only in China. (Via Gawker)
  • Michael Ruhlman releases a new book, only for the iPad. The subject: schmaltz.
  • I used to think I was adventurous to try lutefisk, that scandinavian holiday treat. Now, not so much. (Via Chow)
  • As for the most bizarre food moment of the year, I think this video is right up there. From the PBS series, “The Mind Of A Chef”, a strange primer on making kimchi. Also, pineapple in kimchi?