- The bad news: I missed National Doughnut Day, a legitimate celebration that took place June 4. The good news: The food website Serious Eats compiled a National Doughnut Honor Roll that lists the best places in each state to get a hunk of that fried dough. The winner in Kentucky was Spalding’s in Lexington, a doughnut shop best known for its fried yeast doughnuts and notorious long lines. Trust me, the wait is worth the doughnut.
- There was some fun stuff on display at the 91st Annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show that took place in Chicago recently. Serious Eats provides a run-down of some of the more interesting items at the show, including a chopstick-fork combo (the “Chork”) and a Coke machine that more than 100 soft drink options.
- A writer with her own backyard chickens liked to think that her fresh eggs tasted better than the store-bought variety. So she conducted a taste test to see which egg tasted better. It turns out that there isn’t much of a difference between the two. Talk about a letdown.
- My young, broke brethren in New York have a new avenue to combine their love of food with entrepreneurship. Various locations throughout the city host down-home food markets where aspiring cooks can sell their creations, thereby taking a non-traditional route into the food industry, according to an article in the New York Times. An organizer of one market cited “the intersection of the economic downturn and the rise of the local artisanal food movement as reasons for the recent flowering of small culinary start-ups,” according to the article.
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