The Digest

Our weekly round-up of the best food writing on the web

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 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

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 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

Hell’s Chicken & Other News – This week's food writing survey takes in coffee rituals, meditations on bread and the art of toasting marshmallows

Porridge Wars & Other News – In this week's food writing survey: gluttonous lunches, expensive melons and the culinary diversity of Los Angeles

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

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