This is a busy weekend, including the Granada Hills Street Fair (which I’m leaving for shortly). But first, a number of news chum articles about food:
- Send a Salami to your Son in the Army. Yup, that was a real phrase, with all its double entendres. It comes from a fascinating article about how World War II shaped the view of the Jewish deli and of deli food. It explored how being in the army changed how Jews dealt with food, and how it increased the importance of the deli to a whole generation.
- Coffee Combinations. I’m sure you know my opinion about coffee: It only belongs in ice cream or covered in dark chocolate. Still, there are those that love the bitter drink. For them, this week brought the news that Peets is buying Stumptown Roasters. This is just another in a series of consolidations in the coffee pushing business. For those that want unconsolidated coffee, there’s always Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
- Restaurants of Interest. Two articles on restaurants of interest. The first is a restaurant in West Hollywood that has gluten-free wings. The second is even closer: a little dive here in the valley that has mexican kosher ice cream.
- Green Poop. Lastly, here’s an article on a side effect of the new black buns at Burger King. It appears they get the color from a mixture of food colorings, some of which aren’t absorbed, which makes your poop green.