1. Interview with Jon Favreau – The Tim Ferris Show: This is one of those “perfect storm” interviews that covers just about everything I love: writing, film, food. Although this podcast covers a lot about Jon Favreau’s filmmaker career, a good deal of time is spent talking about the movie Chef and his preparation for the film. Yeah, he actually went through some rigorous training, becoming classically trained and eventually working in Chef Roy Choi’s restaurants. Afterwards, you WILL crave the Cuban sandwich from Chef. Sorry.
2. “Chefs Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi Reimagine Fast Food” – The Wall Street Journal: This is a great, in-depth follow-up article to a topic in one of our prior posts about Roy Choi’s and Daniel Patterson’s new fast food concept. The duo raised over $128K via crowdfunding and are expecting to open their first location this fall. This WSJ article gives us a peak into some of their menu items, which are divided into the categories of “Rollies, Foldies, Bowls, Burgs, Yotchays [snacks and veggies] and Dulces.”
3. “What’s So Special About 350ºF?” – the kitchn: I never really thought about why there are so many recipes that require an oven preheated to 350ºF, but this article at the kitchen explores the answers and how varying temperatures can affect certain baked goods. Isn’t learning fun?
4. “The 33 Best Donut Shops in America – 2015” – Thrillist: Sure, these types of lists are bound to miss a bunch of really good places that arguably should be included (no Stan’s in LA?!). Nonetheless, DC and VA did have some good representatives (I can attest to Astro’s deliciousness) and this compilation serves as a nice Donut Bucket List for the time being. Not to mention the glorious #donutporn pics. So, who wants to go on a road trip?
5. Jalapeño Mania: This is a new site from Kristy Bernardo of The Wicked Noodle that’s kind of like Foodgawker meets all things peppers. Easy enough, right? So, if you have any recipes with a pepper in it (any pepper), this is another avenue to share and link to your work. And while you’re there, find something spicy to make for dinner (or lunch…or breakfast…or a snack for RIGHT NOW!).