Cheers to the weekend! Now’s the time to settle into a laid-back rhythm and catch up on all the best food stories and most interesting food news 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 green jalapeños and red ones? Poblanos and anchos? Pasillas and chipotles? Refer to this ultimate field guide to chiles, and you might not ever have a question again. [Bon Appétit]
- After five years, New York Times columnist Mark Bittman is walking away from his food opinion column; here, he takes a look back at food politics and policy in review. [The New York Times]
- When Momofuku’s David Chang and Mission Cantina’s Danny Bowien collaborate on a sandwich together, what you wind up with is the hottest dish in New York City right now. [Gothamist]
- She may be all smiles on television, but Cat Cora reveals some of her greatest life challenges in her new memoir, Cooking as Fast as I Can: A Chef’s Story of Family, Food, and Forgiveness. [The Braiser]
- Chef and culinary pioneer Rene Redzepi plans to close Noma, his Copenhagen restaurant that put New Nordic cuisine on the map. Noma will close after the end of the year in 2016, and reopen it as a state-of-the-art urban farm with the restaurant at its center. [Lucky Peach]
- Ever dreamt of having every kitchen item you’ve ever wanted? This week, that wish came true for Tig Notaro when Ellen DeGeneres bought out the comedian’s entire registry. [The Ellen DeGeneres Show]