Every Sunday, we round up our favorite food reads (podcasts, and videos) from the 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: Why nothing is as American as pie, the gravity of adding peas to guacamole, and how Indian Sikhs became the backbone of France's cheese industry.
Here are 6 of our favorite things we read this week:
- How pie climbed its way to becoming an all-American classic—starting in Rome. [Eater]
- According to Chinese terminology, forgeign fruits and vegetables are considered to be literally "barbaric." Here's how foreign vegetables are used in modern Chinese cooking. [Lucky Peach]
- In light of the F.D.A.'s recent decision to phase out trans fat, it's becoming increasingly evident that butter is better. [The New York Times]
- Even the President of the United States believes that adding peas to guacamole would be a grave mistake. [Grub Street]
- In Italy's Po Valley, Indian Sikhs have become the backbone of the cheese industry. [BBC]
- After meeting Jacques Pépin, a writer examines what it means to live with an open heart. [GQ]
Did you read anything worth sharing this week? Tell us in the comments below!
Photos by James Ransom