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.
- According to some reports, as much as 80 percent of olive oil in the U.S. could be mislabeled. As a result, the House Agriculture Committee is encouraging the FDA to take measures to crack down on the sale of fraudulent oil. [Saveur]
- This week, Momofuku chef David Chang launched Ando, a delivery-only restaurant startup that allows users to order their meals via a mobile app and have them couriered locally via UberRush. [Business Insider]
- Alinea, Grant Achatz’s three-Michelin-starred, James Beard Award-winning temple of molecular gastronomy, has reopened for business in Chicago after five months of renovations. [Tasting Table]
- The BBC announced it will be closing down several verticals of its brand, including BBC Food, and that it will take down its library of nearly 11,000 recipes. [The Telegraph]
- Ben & Jerry’s is hoping to influence Americans with its latest ice cream flavor, which encourages people to exercise their right to vote. [Grub Street]
- Aside from “restroom,” the second most important word to know in any language is “cheers.” Here’s your cheat sheet on toasting in 20 different languages. [Lifehacker]