Ken Friedman's Downfall, Further News About Mario Batali & More

Everything you might have missed this week

We get it, you're busy. We're swamped, too—busy combing the Internet to keep you in the loop amid this fast-moving world, that is. Head into the weekend with these articles, food-related deep dives and Tasting Table reads stored away as dinner party conversation fodder.

All About Food

• One of New York's most famous restaurateurs is the latest to be accused of sexual misconduct.

• In the words of Bon Appétit, the time has come for male chefs to actually start listening.

• More details about Mario Batali's sexual harassment have been revealed, though it seems few in the food world are actually that surprised.

• Top Chef manages to completely erase John Besh from one of its episodes.

• Do you love rum enough to put this in your living room?

• UNESCO is giving pizza the status it's always deserved.  

Around the Web 

• One woman's demand for in-flight Champagne causes an emergency landing.

• The bunny who was saved from the California wildfires finally reunites with her rescuer.

• This $20 board game comes with a free round-trip flight.

This Week on TT

• Retrace the sexual harassment allegations against Mario Batali.

• José Andrés offers an alternative to boycotting Batali's restaurants.

• Three months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico hits a major milestone

• Shake Shack is giving you the best Christmas present of all.

• Grab some tissues: Google is here to tell you not all of 2017 was garbage.