Welcome to the weekend! Now’s the time to settle into a laid-back rhythm and catch up on all this week’s food news on the web. Here are the high-level highlights of the food stories we’ve been reading this week.
- Avocado hummus! Beet hummus! Carrot hummus! Here’s how to take one basic hummus recipe and spin it five ways. [Bon Appétit]
- In an effort to narrow the disparity between front-of-house employees and kitchen staff, restaurants in big cities are experimenting with a new concept: paying cooks a cut of sales. [NPR]
- You’ll never believe which famous musical artist completely lambasted American chocolate. [Food Republic]
- Fast food chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are pivoting their marketing plan: They’re not just getting rid of their infamously sexy TV ads, they’re also now spoofing them, too. [USA Today]
- Fancy yourself a bit of an Iron Chef expert? Take this Iron Chef America quiz to find out just how much you know. [Tasting Table]
- In states where recreational marijuana use is legal, chefs say the shortage of cooks has gotten much worse. Is the burgeoning weed business killing the restaurant industry? [Eater]