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David Chang's Deliciousness Theory, Milk Paint & More We Read and Loved This Week

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David Chang on deliciousness, a vintage-looking paint to DIY, and more we read and loved this week.

3 Little-Known Facts About Peugeot & Their Iconic Pepper Mills
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3 Little-Known Facts About Peugeot & Their Iconic Pepper Mills
  • Five of the lessons NPR reporter Dan Charles learned from meeting and talking with farm workers—like how the hardest part of farm work isn't low pay, but sporadic work. [NPR's The Salt]
  • Male chicks aren't as useful as female chicks—and so they've long been "culled" (it's as gruesome as it sounds). But in-shell gender selection could eliminate culling entirely. [The New Food Economy]
  • What does one eat at the Republican National Convention? A lot of confetti cookies, it turns out. [Bon Appétit]
  • How to make anything taste good? David Chang has a few ideas. (It's based on a theory from an advanced logic class he took in college.) [Wired]
  • Grocery store shelves are empty in Venezuela. [Bloomberg]
Italian Bars Are About a Lot More than the Drinks
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Italian Bars Are About a Lot More than the Drinks
  • The trend report is in, and it sounds like we should be watching out for more harissa (harissa everywhere!) and the soursop.
  • DIY a vintage-looking paint made from milk! Then swipe it over everything in sight.
  • Bid soggy-bottomed crusts adieu forever, and advance further towards pie guru-dom.
  • Think twice about your perfume choices (specifically, ahem, how much you're wearing) before going to a restaurant.
  • Head to Sarasota, Florida for the sunshine, says Amanda Hesser—but stick around for the gorgeous shrimp.

What are the best things you read this week? Share links in the comments!

Tags: weekend reading