Best Food Stories: 'Chef's Table: Pastry'

Plus, 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 

• If the pastry world is dominated by women, why is Chef's Table: Pastry dominated by men?

• Try not to cry reading Hugh Acheson's life advice for his daughters.

• Mark Bittman answers every question you've ever had about healthy eating.

• Why a French baker is fined $3,700 for working too much.

• A group of exchange students starts a fire in Italy while trying to boil pasta . . . without any water. 

Around the Web

• The trek up to Machu Picchu just got a lot more glamorous.

•  Marvel-themed lands are headed to Disney parks.

This Week on TT

• A D.C. Top Chef star is accused of sexual misconduct.

• Modernist Cuisine's next book is all about pizza.

• Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen their royal wedding cake.

• This new machine promises to replicate the taste of NYC tap water.

•  Pickle juice slushies: coming soon to a drive-thru near you.