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

In Search of the American Orange & Other News
In this week's food media digest: recipe sharing through the ages, the enduring nostalgia of ice cream and coffee in the face of climate change

The Gannet Q&A: James Ramsden – The food writer & restaurant owner remembers a great meal in Copenhagen, salutes the two people who inspired him to write about food, and explains his wine-buying priorities

The Street Food Disconnect & Other News – In this week's look at the best food media on the web: queer safe spaces in bars & restaurants, a great dumpling feud and flatpack pasta

The Myth of the Family Meal & Other News – In this week's survey of the best food media on the web: robots at the table, a distiller's race against time and food fraud on a grand scale

Damn Fine Cherry Pie & Other News – In this week's food writing round-up: Trump's cookies, the cultural capital of cupcakes and Manchester's relationship with curry

Herbs in the City & Other News
In this week's food writing round-up: the sociology of mac 'n' cheese, culinary phobias and the origin of cloud eggs

The Soul Needs Nurturing: Sean Brock on Southern Cuisine – The McCrady’s chef on greasy beans, sorghum potluck and oyster roasts – and how the extraordinary food of his Appalachian childhood continues to influence the way he cooks today

The Birthplace of Soy Sauce & Other News – In this food writing digest: the dilemma of chef worship, the elusiveness of umami and the politics of food photography

The Gannet Q&A: Sam Sifton – The New York Times food editor on memorable meals, kitchen soundtracks and being a terrible cookbook flirt

Feasting on Oysters & Other News – In this week's food-writing survey: hunting for ramps, the reinvigoration of Maori cuisine and wolfing down pasta in Naples

Cracking the Egg & Other News
This week's food writing survey goes behind the curtain at KFC, seeks out military rations in India and explores the rationale behind a great new cookbook

The Gannet Q&A: Darina Allen – The Irish food writer & teacher on an extraordinary restaurant in Mexico, her biggest food extravagance and the worst thing she's ever eaten

The Politics of Chocolate & Other News – In this week's food writing survey: a great food writer rediscovered, a lost culinary era reimagined, and the native ingredients of Mexico photographed

Fishing at the End of the World & Other News – This week's food-writing trawl pulls in an ode to the apron, a fruitless approach to cocktails and Seinfeld suppers

Cooking With Wine & Other News – This week's food writing round-up covers food delivery in Calcutta, eating in crisis and the global journeys of three great ingredients

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