Cheers to the weekend! Now’s the time to settle into a laid-back rhythm and catch up on all the best food stories on the web. For your perusal, here’s a thoughtfully-curated selection of stories that we loved reading this week.
- What’s the difference between gravlax, cold-smoked salmon, and nova lox? The owner of famous New York appetizing shop Russ & Daughters sets the record straight. [Bon Appétit]
- Serve parsnips in a most unexpected way: in a savory parsnip gratin, parboiled and splashed with cream seasoned with turmeric, cumin and cayenne, then topped with feta and baked in the oven. [The New York Times]
- Earlier this month, Peet’s Coffee & Tea purchased Portland coffee roaster Stumptown. Today, it was announced that the company has also acquired popular Chicago-based coffee company Intelligentsia, too. [Grub Street]
- Giada De Laurentiis makes kitchen mistakes, too: the first time she ever made a turkey, she dropped the whole thing on the floor. [Food Network]
- Wine has become more approachable to consumers in recent years. But on the other end of the drink spectrum, the world of coffee has become increasingly intricate and complicated. Which begs the question: what’s ultimately more complex—coffee or wine? [Wall Street Journal]