The Digest

Our weekly round-up of the best food writing on the web

The Restaurant That Wasn’t There & Other News – In this week's online round-up: the best food writing of 2017, the eventful marriage of ham and pineapple, and the lengths restaurants go to impress critics

The Sandwich Revolution & Other News – In this week's round-up of the best online food media: the shape of bread, Japanese noodle history, and Native American culinary customs under threat

The Natural Wine Explosion & Other News – In this week's round-up of the best online food writing: in search of lost flavour, the art of tinkering, and culinary nostalgia in the age of Trump

The Ultimate Peach & Other News – In this week's round-up of the best online food writing: a restaurant manifesto, meeting "Pakistan's Martha Stewart" and a reappraisal of MFK Fisher

In Search of Grissini & Other News – In this week's round-up of food writing from around the world: blood soup in Los Angeles, the meaning of food memoir and a stereotype-busting chef

Kale Through The Ages & Other News – In this week's global food writing round-up: the perils of high-altitude food, a tomato scam, and very, very expensive coffee

The Tao of Percy Pigs & Other News – In this week's food writing round-up: making it nice in restaurants, an appreciation of ghee, and floating fish farms in China

The Myth of Easy Cooking & Other News – Also in this week's food writing round-up: finding refuge at a California watering hole, a forgotten TV chef and a cultural history of restaurants

The Pumpkins Are Coming & Other News – In this week's food media round-up: a celebration of gastronomic oddities, the recipe video goes widescreen, and a cookbook for starving artists

The Hipster Banana & Other News – This week's food writing round-up gets a taste of competitive guacamole, examines the history of garum and considers the future of food

The Physics of Sushi & Other News – Also in this week's food writing round-up: a rapper's culinary odyssey, the history of lunchbox design and the many guises of the domestic goddess

A Brief History of Doughnuts & Other News – In this week's food writing round-up: eating a path through New Orleans, Instagram's leftovers, and a treasury of antique cookbooks

Food From Outer Space & Other News – In this week's food writing round-up: the art of craft beer, authors and their sandwiches, and the myths of farm-to-table

The Wine Thieves & Other News – Also in this week's food media round-up: celery's faded glamour, a lost Indian spice, and race and restaurants in Detroit

Barbecue Wars & Other News – Also in this week's food media round-up: a chef without a kitchen, the queer history of kombucha and weird food encounters at a Texas State Fair

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