Welcome to the weekend! Now’s the time to settle in and catch up on all this week’s food news. Here are top-level highlights of some of the food stories we’ve been reading this week.
- Here’s the real reason why so many recipes call for baking in a 350ºF oven. [Tasting Table]
- Some surprising news in the wake of Amazon’s Whole Foods merger: Jeff Bezos’ company has announced it will discontinue its Amazon Fresh food-delivery service in at least five states. [Grub Street]
- For the first time in 20 years, Hershey is launching a candy bar devoid of any chocolate. Hershey’s Gold, as it’s called, will mix caramel, peanuts and pretzels together. [Bon Appétit]
- This year, consider pairing your Thanksgiving dinner with beer. [The New York Times]
- Starbucks is selling its Tazo tea brand to Unilever, the maker of Lipton Tea, for $384 million. [USA Today]
- Here’s a fun idea for this year’s Thanksgiving: Give it an extra punch of umami by adding miso to your stuffing recipe. [Skillet]
- The Michelin Guide announced its 2018 winners this week, revealing some big shakeups in the restaurant world—namely that San Francisco now has more Michelin three-starred restaurants than New York City does. [Travel + Leisure]