Photo: Neil Wade for National Geographic
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.
• Sometimes we can't help but stop and wonder at life's little idiosyncracies: like, who invented licked envelopes? And why do these cheese labels have U2 quotes on them? Turns out there is a man behind the mongering madness. (Grub Street New York)
• Food can be funny too! We're having a chuckle over Saveur's new Recipe Comix, where they've asked their favorite comic artists to draw them a recipe. What fun when art and food collide ...
Photos: Danielle Walsh (left, Grub Street New York); Frank Huster for Tawlet (Newsweek).
• Summer's here and it's time to build a garden -- everyone else is! Home gardening in the U.S. and what it looks like, infographic-style. (Mother Nature Network)
• Sam Sifton's outlined your summer reading. Between the newly compiled Elizabeth David and Claudia Roden's new book on Spanish food, we're settling in with a cookbook or two. (The New York Times)
• Now that Beirut is the Paris of Eastern Europe, it's only fitting that the spotlight's on their restaurants -- Lebanon's New Locavores. (Newsweek)
• Get ready to eat vicariously: Watch Mario Batali ambling around his own superstore, tasting fabulous olive oils, cheeses, frutti di mare and more -- in every department. Lucky! (BingBatali)