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. For your perusal, here’s a curated selection of stories that we’ve been reading this week.
- Learn the backstory behind the kouign amann, the buttery Breton pastry that’s gaining momentum in America. [Eater]
- The Environmental Working Group has published this year’s “Dirty Dozen” list, ranking the produce that’s highest in pesticide residue, and strawberries top the list. [CNN]
- Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast and cookies. Reach for the container to enhance a number of foods, from pancakes to pie crust. [Serious Eats]
- A major life insurance company has decided to start financially rewarding policy holders who purchase healthy foods. [USA Today]
- Craving an omelette, but don’t have a stovetop? Then here’s a kitchen hack worth trying: Roll your omelette in a panini press. [Lifehacker]