Another Wednesday, another Binge Reading. Here’s a weekly round up of the best of all things food on the web this week. Grab some Pepto, folks. Up next: fast food, vampires, and the latest Bieber scoop.
Apparently we called it too soon. Slate is already saying that last week’s purported bacon shortage was a “senseless panic.” Hey, I’m just happy to know I wasn’t the only one panicking. But, the conclusion of the whole troublesome affair is that bacon will most likely cost more—news sure to cause riots in streets across the land.
Big business becomes more successful each day at unlocking the secret to brainwashing. The LA Times reports that children’s brains now react to seeing fast food logos, specifically the pleasure center of the brain. I know for fact my brain lit up as soon as I opened that link. Cause you know what those golden arches signify in my mind? Salty, salty french fries. And delicious ice-cold Coca-Cola. And man oh man could I go for about a million McNuggets right now.
In other fast food news, Pizza Hut has come up with another genius idea redefining how we think of pizza crust. You can order a pizza with a crust filled with cream cheese or chicken, if you live in the Middle East anyway. Nothing wrong with that, unless you’re the author of this Serious Eats article, in which case you had your mind made up before you even pitched this article. Jerk.
In addition to being a sex addict, Tiger Woods is also a vampire—according to Bon Appetit. No, he’s not just being a golf diva that turns up his nose at the smell of garlic; he has a legitimate garlic allergy. If that’s not proof of a vampire, go back and closely examine some photos of Tiger. I think you’ll notice little dazzling sparkles in particularly sunny pictures. (Because Twilight jokes will never get old, right?)
The New York Times reports alcohol is necessary to success. We live in a semi-capitalist world, people; get ready to jump on the alcoholic train. This is why after all, the most important issue thus far in the 2012 campaign has been getting the President to release the recipe for his White House brew.
If you’re lactose intolerant, LA Weekly recommends you move to New Zealand. Cause you know what they’re doing over there? They are genetically engineering cows that produce milk safe for people with milk allergies. Well, they’re trying anyway. But the most important part of this story is the fact that we’ve all learned that Justin Bieber has a milk allergy. Success of the day.
Because The Telegraph knows what we all actually want to see: Here’s a slideshow of some really big vegetables. And also some disappointingly regular-sized vegetables. What’s up with those? You’re in the wrong slideshow, apples.
And our final exciting tidbit of the day: Eater has a video of Stephen Colbert and Emeril cooking together on Good Morning America. Well if there’s one thing everyone loves, it’s randomly paired celebrities. It’s like two television shows inside another television show!