Best Food Writing & News 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

How salt disappeared from the dinner table. 

"Why work when you can procrastibake?" 

The origins of why we started drinking in the morning.

How young Muslims "fast" during Ramadan.

The salad debate that never seems to end.

Mario Batali settles his wage lawsuit for $2.2 million.

California just became the first state to prescribe food as medicine.  

The food world is finally getting its first televised restaurant awards.

There's a new way to express your love of LaCroix this summer.

Thanks to Justin Timberlake, braspberries are now a real, purchasable thing.

Around the Web

How one woman accidentally tipped $7,000 for a cup of coffee.

A trip to India will now cost you only $199.

This Week on TT

Whole Foods is about to get a lot cheaper for Amazon Prime members.

Gordon Ramsay is closing his 14-year-old restaurant.

Whiskey aged in Tabasco barrels is the grown-up version of Fireball.

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Meanwhile, the world is facing a severe Japanese whisky shortage

Mimosas now come in giant bottles, because why not?