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: The messy inner workings of restaurant tips, the lengths Californians will go for a New York bagel, and the surprising risk that comes with drinking kombucha.

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Here are 6 of our favorite things we read this week:

In New York, few things beat a good old fashioned bagel and lox.

Did you read anything worth sharing this week? Tell us in the comments below!

Top photo by James Ransom; bottom photo by Mark Weinberg

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

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Shelley M. July 26, 2015
Are blueberry muffins scones in the opening photo? Recipe please. And kombucha isnt the only thing that has traces. Leave a pitcher of homemade iced tea sitting out unrefrigerated (especially if it has fruit in it) and it gets fizzy awful fast.
Marti K. July 26, 2015
I love MFK Fisher, but can't click on that link. Sorry. I highly recommend reading anything MFK Fisher wrote.
Bevi July 28, 2015
Try to google the title. It's a beautiful photo essay.
Bevi July 26, 2015
One of my favorite books related to Mary Frances is The Welcoming Life: The MKF Fisher Scrapbook. http://www.amazon.com/Welcoming-Life-M-F-K-Fisher-Scrapbook/dp/1887178325/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1437915318&sr=1-1&keywords=a+welcoming+Life

It's a beautiful photographic essay that captures images of the people and places in her life.