Cheers to the weekend! Now’s the time to settle into a laid-back rhythm and catch up on all the best food news on the web. For your perusal, here’s a thoughtfully curated selection of stories that we loved reading this week.
- Next time you need to deep-fry something, try this brilliant tip: Add a carrot to your hot oil. It acts as a magnet for all of those little browned bits of fried food floating around. [Food52]
- It turns out that two of the Bay Area’s most acclaimed food companies, Blue Bottle Coffee and Tartine Bakery, won’t be merging after all. They announced a union in April, but called it off this week, concluding that “remaining separate companies makes the most sense.” [Inside Scoop SF]
- What happens when an enthusiastic eater tries to replicate a favorite snack—Cheetos—from scratch at home? Here’s a hint: hilarity ensues. [BuzzFeed]
- As demand for beef, pork and poultry grows, the question persists: What does the food industry need to do to keep up with the world’s insatiable appetite for meat? [Wall Street Journal]