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Have you ever watched America’s Test Kitchen and thought “I should be working there?” If so, here is your chance: Casting Crane is casting for a reality show called America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation. Not only is the grand prize a job at ATK, it also comes with an option on a cookbook. Applications are accepted until April 15.

Peanut butter cookies from Flour by Joanne Chang and Christie Matheson

Did you know that bananas are botanically considered berries or that fortune cookies are not Chinese? I stumbled across a fun little article filled with arcane food facts that explains these tidbits and a lot more. One item I am not sure I agree with on the list is that claim the ‘inventor’ of peanut butter is John Kellogg. There were several people who made the popular spread before he did, although he was the first to patent it. According to the National Peanut Board, the Incas made a paste from ground peanuts that dates back to 950 B.C.

Easter is next weekend, so if you haven’t already decided on what to bake for the occasion, it is time to get started. Over at The Guardian, baker extraordinaire Claire Ptak has some terrific ideas sure to spark a baking frenzy, from hot cross bun cookies to Madeira cake with Easter spice custard.

We talk a lot about the food that goes into our bodies, describing our gustatory delights in great detail. One thing rarely discussed in the culinary arena, however, is what happens after we eat. We all poo, and what we consume plays a large part in how we poo, so why are we so hesitant to talk about it? That is the question posed by food writer JJ Goode.

Food delivery apps have blossomed over the past few years, with places like Grubhub, DoorDash and others offering groceries, takeaway, and even baked goods. Many of these services have come under fire for their business practices, however, and one San Francisco company has recently gotten into hot water over the pastries and breads it delivers. Several bakeries have said that the delivery service Popcorn has falsely claimed it has a relationship with their companies and sold their products without their knowledge.

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  • whitewoods  on  April 11, 2022

    In the article about poop, the author mentions how “food publications will take on almost anything else — the science of lactobacillus, the history of the tea sandwich”. I had to google “history of the tea sandwich” to learn that “Afternoon tea was designed to ease the grumbling tummies of polite society in the mid-afternoon.” I never knew that.

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