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.
- Guess what the secret is to an incredibly tender and butter pork tenderloin? It’s cooking the meat sous vide. [Serious Eats]
- In an interesting move, Starbucks announced it’s investing in Princi, a Milan-based “leading Italian artisan bakery,” and taking it worldwide. [Eater]
- If the concept of chicken-fried steak still intrigues you, then watch out: one Cleveland chef has invented something called chicken-fried watermelon. [Food Republic]
- The 2016 Emmy Award nominees were announced this week, and Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown received five nominations; Chef’s Table received three. [Los Angeles Times]
- Consumer demand for organic food has reached such a fever pitch that General Mills, Kellogg’s and other mega-corporations are actually paying their farmers subsidies to abandon conventional produce in favor of organic. [Grub Street]