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Our favorite food stories from the week

Our favorite food stories almost always make us want to hop on a flight and travel to wherever we're reading about. This week was no exception, so we'll spend the weekend dreaming about an around-the-world ticket, with stops in Cuba, California, Japan, Armenia and Rome. We hope these seven stories inspire you, too.

First things first, in a delightful profile of Gjusta's chef and owner, Travis Lett, a so-called "sandwich architect," the Wall Street Journal teaches us how to "master the art of the sandwich." Put it on the list of life lessons everyone should learn.

On a more serious note, Quartz highlights the work of NYU professor Krishnendu Ray in an article that reveals prejudices over what Americans are willing to pay for ethnic food.

The New York Times takes us to Cuba, where dining culture is blossoming—and with it, a growing need for restaurant reservations.

NPR traces the spread of curry—"a chameleon of a dish and a well-travelled one at that"— from India, through Japan and all the way to North Korea. If ever there was a worthy quest, tracing the evolution of curry is it.

Thrillist's Kevin Alexander takes a different kind of quest, tirelessly trying to track down New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells. You'll never guess where Alexander found him.

With beautiful photos and a kitchen-friendly recipe should your home not come equipped with a wood-fired oven, the Smithsonian details the right way to "bake authentic Armenian Lavash."

Finally, in Bloomberg, Tejal Rao shows us how Tasting Rome author Katie Parla makes upside-down pizza. It's not only "an unexpected way to infuse flavor into the crust. It's also fun."

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