Brew that coffee! Pour that OJ! And settle in this morning to catch up on what's happening in the world of food. Here's what we're reading (and watching) this week.
• Considering your Passover spread? (Or maybe just considering it in the hypothetical?) Have a look at this fascinating point of view on restaurants that are anything but kosher. (Tablet Magazine)
• Between Fergus Henderson and the Charcutepalooziers running around the food world, nose to tail has officially reassumed its place as a culinary way of life. Hold the phone, whole animalians -- what about seafood? Finally someone's proposing we eat the fish with the head on. (The New York Times)
• Go spastic over these spaetzle -- even we (gasp) tire of pasta. (Smitten Kitchen)
• The beef debacle of late -- tainted meat, where it comes from, grass-fed vs. dry-aged -- has its roots in early America (it turns out.) We're reading What America's First Steaks Can Teach Us About Beef. (The Atlantic)
• We always wanted to know how many pieces of bacon we could be having ... alas. (Eating Well)
• Behold the death of fancy food as you know it (and our new favorite theory, The Brie Syndrome): When Class Meant Brie and Pears. (The New York Times)
• We'd love for you to come visit us in NYC -- truly -- but for now, journey through your screen to the city's Little Italy of yore and satisfy your pangs for parmigiano (courtesy of the uber-popular Torrisi Italian Specialties on Mulberry Street whose promo video, mamma mia, takes us back.) (Huffington Post)