Every Sunday, we'll round up our favorite food articles (and podcasts and videos) we read and liked this week, so you can sit back with that cup of coffee and settle in to catch up on what's happening in the world of food.
Today: A fast food chain that's had a change of heart, why "natural" foods aren't telling the whole truth, and plates designed with food photography in mind.
Here are 6 of our favorite things we read this week:
- Kale for all. Our favorite leafy green is the soon-to-be star of a new McDonald's breakfast bowl. [Grub Street]
- Why "natural" Cheetos, "natural" meat products, and "natural" juices are in fact often anything but. [New York Times]
- We take our inessential tools very seriously, but here are some of the kitchen gadgets people can't live without, by country. [Gourmet]
- One of the great food writers, Josh Ozersky, passed away this week. Here's one of his (many) poignant and beautiful pieces, Solitary Man. [Saveur]
- Our very own Kristen Miglore explains why bitters aren't just for cocktails anymore. [The Wall Street Journal]
- Not only is taking pictures of food allowed at this event, but it's actually encouraged—just look at the plates. [The Verge]
Did you read anything worth sharing this week? Tell us in the comments below!
Photos by James Ransom