The Best Food Stories Of The Week

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

• No one is pleased with Mario Batali's formal apology—which includes a recipe for cinnamon rolls.

• Read April Bloomfield's response to the sexual harassment claims against her longtime business partner, Ken Friedman.

• Why you might be part of the restaurant industry's problem, whether you realize it or not.

• Ina Garten's last meal on earth doesn't even include a roast chicken.

• This opportunity comes once in a lifetime: Eminem hosts a Mom's Spaghetti pop-up in Detroit.

• You're probably calling one of your favorite ingredients by the wrong name

• This is the real key to surviving a global apocalypse (you know, just in case).

Around the Web

• You can have Valentine's Day dinner inside the actual Hogwarts castle.

• One airline hates Ugg boots so much it kicked a woman out of its lounge for wearing them.

• Get ready for the most intense nine minutes of your day.

This Week on TT

• One of America's legendary chain restaurants is opening its first California location.

• The pope celebrated his birthday the only way a pope can: with pizza.

• The most pressing question we've ever asked our readers.