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.
- Paul Prudhomme, the man who introduced America to blackened fish, Cajun popcorn, and Magic Seasoning Blends, has died at the age of 75. Here’s a backstory on how he brought Louisiana cooking to the masses. [The New York Times]
- You may love wine, but what do you know about how it’s made? Check out the trailer for a new documentary, Somm: Into the Glass, that explores all of the hard work (and some of the boondoggle) that goes behind putting grapes into your glass. [Vimeo]
- Vanilla extract has the same percentage of alcohol in it as rum. So why don’t we buy it at liquor stores? [Bon Appétit]
- From grilled fish on a mountain in Crete to a first-ever chocolate soufflé, here are the 10 dishes that changed food writer Ruth Reichl’s life. [First We Feast]