The Digest

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

The Myth of Easy Cooking & Other News – Also in this week's food writing round-up: finding refuge at a California watering hole, a forgotten TV chef and a cultural history of restaurants

The Pumpkins Are Coming & Other News – In this week's food media round-up: a celebration of gastronomic oddities, the recipe video goes widescreen, and a cookbook for starving artists

The Hipster Banana & Other News – This week's food writing round-up gets a taste of competitive guacamole, examines the history of garum and considers the future of food

The Physics of Sushi & Other News – Also in this week's food writing round-up: a rapper's culinary odyssey, the history of lunchbox design and the many guises of the domestic goddess

A Brief History of Doughnuts & Other News – In this week's food writing round-up: eating a path through New Orleans, Instagram's leftovers, and a treasury of antique cookbooks

Food From Outer Space & Other News – In this week's food writing round-up: the art of craft beer, authors and their sandwiches, and the myths of farm-to-table

The Wine Thieves & Other News – Also in this week's food media round-up: celery's faded glamour, a lost Indian spice, and race and restaurants in Detroit

Barbecue Wars & Other News – Also in this week's food media round-up: a chef without a kitchen, the queer history of kombucha and weird food encounters at a Texas State Fair

The Secret Life of Bananas & Other News – In this week's food media round-up: taking a knife to clean eating, the hidden depths of mole, and the lost art of dismembering a chicken

If The Cork Fits & Other News – In this week's food media round-up: the supernatural forces lurking in sushi, the delicate art of eating on holiday with kids, and memories that live in a bowl of soup

Salad on the Windowsill & Other News – In this week's food writing round-up: the pleasures of urban gardening, Chinese food in the Mexico-US borderlands, and a different view of tripe

A Life Through a Bottle of Gin & Other News – In this week's food media round-up: the mythology of the Big Mac, the dilemmas of modern-day whaling, and the rise of the technical cookbook

The New New Nordic & Other News – In this week's food media round-up: dumpster-diving with freegans in New York City, pairing cheese with apple pie, and late-night ice lollies

Cooking for Critics & Other News – In this week's food media round-up: a uniquely British controversy, eating in the sky and a style guide to food and drink

Where Food Intersects & Other News – The intersections between race and food, mental health and baking, and whisky and detective fiction

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