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.
- Ordering oysters at a raw seafood bar can be a daunting task. Learn everything you need to know about oysters, from names of various species around the world to different flavor profiles.[Bon Appétit]
- Because everything has been pumpkin spice-itized, and because deep-frying everything has become a thing, this was bound to happen: it’s now possible to enjoy deep-fried pumpkin spice lattes. [Bustle]
- When it comes to wine, what matters more: the producer or the vintage? Is it possible to buy a wine from an unknown producer in a great year, or is it better to chance a bottle from a well-known vineyard in a bad vintage? Wine writer Lettie Teague investigates. [Wall Street Journal]
- Do the Internet’s most viral recipes truly work? Which of them are worth repeating? One writer puts five of them — think two-ingredient ice cream bread and three-ingredient Japanese cheesecake — to the test. [Food52]