Best Food Stories Of The Week: Minimum Wage

Plus, everything else you 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

• When this legendary chef says he's launching a new restaurant, people listen.

• New York restaurants are coming together to fight raising the minimum wage.

• Noma's team is opening in Japan.

• A South Korean artist has been smuggling instructions on how to make pizza into North Korea.

• "Stop leaving the Brie rind behind, you monster."

• That E. coli outbreak caused by romaine lettuce is getting worse.

• José Andrés is one of Time's 100 most influential people of the year.

• This is America's favorite brand of butter.

Around the Web

• An airline will pay you $4,500 a month to move to Iceland and travel around the world.

• Why a woman was fined $500 for trying to bring an apple through airline security.

• The care package we all wish we would receive.

This Week on TT

• Tabasco is releasing a limited-edition Diamond Reserve hot sauce.

• Here's what was on the menu for Trump's first state dinner.

• Listen to David Chang's new podcast.

• If only this tequila train could take you to Mexico's tequila barrel hotel.

• This beer is as close to wine as is legally possible.