Items of interest – including a few regular series – concerning food, life, et cetera

Butter For Its Own Sake & Other News
This week's food-writing digest casts an eye over a classic Irish dish, sub-zero mussels and the suspect marketing of soul food

Unlucky Peaches & Other News – In this week's round-up of the best food stories on the web: a history of fruit walls, the evolving kitchen, and Spain in a paella pan

The Gannet Q&A: Yemisi Aribisala – The Nigerian food writer on an unforgettable slice of New York pizza, roasting her own coffee for breakfast, and her biggest food hero

Virgilio Martinez: The Wanderer Chef – The creative force behind Central in Lima, one of the best restaurants in the world, recalls childhood meals in Peru and talks about his tireless quest to understand the staggering biodiversity of his homeland

All About Eggs & Other News – This week's food-writing roundup considers chicken connoisseurship, a haute-cuisine kids' menu and some remarkable egg concoctions

Adventures in Whisky
The spirits writer Dave Broom on his whisky epiphany, uncovering the secrets of the industry and the joys of mixing Lagavulin and Coke. Bonus: he picks 9 favourite bottles from his incredible spirits "library"

The Truffle Hunter & Other News – This week's culinary briefing takes in dinner in the White House, a boozy trawl of London restaurants and the future of food writing

The Tao of Coffee & Other News – This week’s Gannet Digest negotiates perilous honey, the fine art of composting and a salmon in a minibar

The Gannet Q&A: Adrian Miller – The award-winning soul food scholar on a recipe that reminds him of his mother, a legendary New Orleans restaurant and his most treasured kitchen object

The Misadventures of Anthony Bourdain & Other News – This week's food-writing roundup covers culinary politics, queuing for beer and Haruki Murakami's metaphysics of food

Dinner with Rasputin & Other News
In this week's round-up of the best food stories on the web: an ode to culinary simplicity, a soul-food mystery and the inscrutability of mushrooms

The Gannet Q&A: Diana Henry – The food writer recalls her favourite ever breakfast, sets out her vision for the perfect restaurant and queries people who say they love offal

In Praise of Burning & Other News – In this week's round-up of food stories from the web: culinary recordings, a refugee restaurant and the art of the dinner party

In Search of Lost Tea & Other News – In our new weekly round-up of food stories from the web: wine memories, mercurial honey and a hunt for the ultimate ragù

The Gannet Q&A: Ed Smith – The food writer on his most dog-eared cookbook, an unforgettable meal he ate on 2 April 2011, and the things that annoy him most about restaurants

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