Loving bread, the biggest pretzel we've ever seen, and more from our reading lists this week.
Around the web:
Liu Hua has cooked a dozen peacocks a month, every month, for the past 12 years. [Lucky Peach]
GMO labeling has a lot to do with food safety—but it's not all about food safety. [The New Food Economy]
In 1976, a blind taste test of French wines and Californian wines changed the wine world forever. [NPR's The Salt]
Will the People's Community Market in Oakland succeed as a model for getting food into neighborhoods where grocery stores are few (and food deserts have, for decades, been shaped by racism)? [Civil Eats]
Is it okay to love bread again? [Wall Street Journal]
Some of this week's favorites on Food52:
- Why and how you should read Sweetbitter (psst—not for the reasons everyone else is telling you).
- A pro's take on how to start buying vintage and antique pieces (phew).
- Make any meatball, any which way, all summer long and without a recipe.
- Do loop-de-loops with, oh, 8 of your closest friends as you go to town on an enormous pretzel.
- Close your eyes and imagine a future where mocktails are taken seriously.
What are some of the best things you read this week? Share the links (and your thoughts!) in the comments.