Why Pasta Chips Are My Least Favorite TikTok Trend to Date

OK, by this point, y’all must know the drill: someone on TikTok does something weird with pasta, people endlessly riff on the original, the internet reacts, and then, well, I write about it. It’s happened before and, trust me, it’ll happen again.

Just…

OK, by this point, y’all must know the drill: someone on TikTok does something weird with pasta, people endlessly riff on the original, the internet reacts, and then, well, I write about it. It’s happened before and, trust me, it’ll happen again.

Just last week, the newest pasta craze took off on TikTok. Is it as weird as honeycomb pasta or pasta served straight on the kitchen counter? Who’s to say. What this new take on pasta does promise is a bowl of crispy, crunchy pasta…chips? That’s what they’re being called at least.

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A First Look at the New Anthony Bourdain Documentary

I’ll never forget when Anthony Bourdain died three years ago this month. I woke up to the news and by the time I’d gotten to the Food52 offices, the whole world seemed to know. I was tasked with writing his official obituary for the site and to this da…

I’ll never forget when Anthony Bourdain died three years ago this month. I woke up to the news and by the time I’d gotten to the Food52 offices, the whole world seemed to know. I was tasked with writing his official obituary for the site and to this day it’s the hardest article I’ve ever had to write.

The effects of his death are still being parsed and understanding his legacy is a continuous project. There have been posthumous books and articles, all in an attempt to pay homage to the person so many revered. The newest addition to the Bourdain canon is a documentary slated to be released in theaters this summer on July 16. The film, called Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, is directed by Academy Award winner Morgan Neville (of 20 Feet From Stardom and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? fame) and takes a look back at his indelible impact on the worlds of food, media, and travel. Just last week, the first trailer was released.

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YouTube’s Favorite Abuela Shines a Light on Mallorcan Cuisine

In Mallorca, 83-year-old Maria Gibert is a local celebrity. Her YouTube channel, Recetas Mallorquinas, a lo-fi cooking show where Gibert shares traditional Mallorcan recipes from her sunny kitchen in Palma, has nearly 40,000 subscribers. She’s appeared…

In Mallorca, 83-year-old Maria Gibert is a local celebrity. Her YouTube channel, Recetas Mallorquinas, a lo-fi cooking show where Gibert shares traditional Mallorcan recipes from her sunny kitchen in Palma, has nearly 40,000 subscribers. She’s appeared on Spanish national television, and regularly graces the pages of the local daily, Diario de Mallorca, both as a recipe contributor and the focus of feature articles. Though Gibert's grandchildren manage her social media, she’s aware of her influencer status. “People stop me in the streets and ask to take a photo with me,” says Gibert. The self-proclaimed #AbuelaYouTuber is the island’s home-cooking grandma—and the unofficial guardian of its cuisine, which is arguably underrated.

Spain is known for its regional gems, but the Balearic Islands have yet to fully claim a place on the culinary map. As my Mallorcan mother-in-law, Teresa, tells me, “People who travel to Mallorca think we eat dishes from other Spanish provinces—like Valencian paella or Asturian fabada. Even Spanish people think we eat just tree fruits and tomatoes,” she says with a laugh. “They have no idea that we have our own gastronomy.”

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‘High on the Hog’ & the People Preserving Black Cooking Traditions

“The story of food is also the story of who we are,” proclaims host Steven Satterfield in Netflix’s High On The Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America.

The new docuseries, which came out just this week, sets out to reveal the origin sto…

“The story of food is also the story of who we are,” proclaims host Steven Satterfield in Netflix’s High On The Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America.

The new docuseries, which came out just this week, sets out to reveal the origin stories of what we know as “American” cuisine. But this time the focus is on the people whose contributions have often been overshadowed or erased from the collective memory of American history—African Americans.

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A 1930s Whipping Cream Cake Is the Internet’s Latest Favorite Recipe

Every few weeks, people on the internet obsess over a recipe, and it spreads like wildfire. The source is often social media, frequently Instagram and TikTok, but more and more, Reddit seems to be the source. For most, Reddit is a never-ending list of …

Every few weeks, people on the internet obsess over a recipe, and it spreads like wildfire. The source is often social media, frequently Instagram and TikTok, but more and more, Reddit seems to be the source. For most, Reddit is a never-ending list of community-driven forums on everything from news and hobbies to fandom and Bitcoin advice. But it’s also an increasingly popular platform for recipe discovery, especially in the subreddit channel /Old_Recipes. This page, with more than 250,000 followers, has come to be a full-blown digital archive of everything from generations-old heirloom recipes to magazine clippings from decades past. It’s quickly grown to be one of the more exciting cooking resources on the internet, with an engaged community breathing new life into each recipe. Some recipes remain one-hit wonders, while others gain traction and only pick up speed from there. Recipes spanning from Murder Cookies to Armenian Perok Cake to Nana’s Devil’s Food Cake have all gone viral, well beyond Reddit. Not only do these get their 15 minutes of fame on the wider internet, they’re frequently shared on the /Old_Recipes forum months after they were originally shared. The latest recipe to go viral, a dense buttery Bundt called Whipping Cream Cake, is no exception. What is it about such a recipe that peaks the internet’s interest, rocketing many to fame, while others stay stuck in the past?

The Sweet Stuff

The Whipping Cream Cake first appeared on the forum in a post by user Jamie_of_house_m, who wrote that it is her go-to birthday cake. It hails from her husband’s grandmother’s cookbook, a relic from an Iowan town’s centennial anniversary in 1979. (Similar recipes date back even earlier: the YouTube channel Glen And Friends Cooking shared a video making a whipped cream cake from a North Dakota county’s community cookbook from 1936.) This cake is the epitome of the Reddit forum’s mission: uncovering the most obscure recipes that have stood the test of time, wedging their ways into our traditions, one tattered, scribbled-on notecard as a time.

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A Very Special Announcement From Amanda Hesser

Dear Food52ers,

We have very happy news to share with you today: Dansk, the company known for its iconic Danish designs—from Kobenstyle enameled-steel pans to teak pepper mills—is now part of Food52! We’re so thrilled to have acquired not only one of …

Dear Food52ers,

We have very happy news to share with you today: Dansk, the company known for its iconic Danish designs—from Kobenstyle enameled-steel pans to teak pepper mills—is now part of Food52! We’re so thrilled to have acquired not only one of our favorite brands, but a company whose products have been treasured by Americans for nearly 70 years. Even if you don’t know the Dansk name, your kitchen has been influenced by its bold use of color and streamlined design.

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Costco’s Recalling Canned Black Beans—Here’s Why

If you’ve recently bought a can of beans from Costco, you may want to keep reading. Faribault Foods, Inc., who sell many of their foods at the chain, have issued a voluntary recall on some of their canned goods due to a potential compromise of their he…

If you’ve recently bought a can of beans from Costco, you may want to keep reading. Faribault Foods, Inc., who sell many of their foods at the chain, have issued a voluntary recall on some of their canned goods due to a potential compromise of their hermetic seals.

A compromised hermetic seal may cause a can to bloat, leak or even support the growth of certain bacterias like Clostridium botulinum, which can lead to botulism. According to the FDA, botulism “poisoning in humans can begin from six hours to two weeks after eating food that contains the toxin. Symptoms may include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness.”

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This Ina Garten Special Is Just What We Need Right Now

Imagine this: A beloved celebrity chef who makes you feel wistful for home-cooked meals on sun-soaked patios gets together with an actress who has an uncanny ability to make you laugh. Together, they make cocktails, tell stories, regale each other with…

Imagine this: A beloved celebrity chef who makes you feel wistful for home-cooked meals on sun-soaked patios gets together with an actress who has an uncanny ability to make you laugh. Together, they make cocktails, tell stories, regale each other with tales of their trades, and have fun doing so. Now imagine you get to watch said conversation.

Such is the premise of Cocktails and Tall Tales, a special on Discovery+ that brings together Ina Garten and Melissa McCarthy. The two connect via video chat to stir drinks, share recipes, talk, and generally have a great time. And lucky for us, we get to be a part of it.

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In Strong Defense of Molly Yeh’s Popcorn Salad Recipe

Cookbook author, Food Network host, and Food52 resident Molly Yeh has effectively shaken the internet with her recipe for crunchy snap pea popcorn salad. Naturally, we couldn’t be happier for her or more excited to test out this tantalizing-sounding co…

Cookbook author, Food Network host, and Food52 resident Molly Yeh has effectively shaken the internet with her recipe for crunchy snap pea popcorn salad. Naturally, we couldn't be happier for her or more excited to test out this tantalizing-sounding concoction ourselves (though whether or not popcorn salad sounds tantalizing is, again, notably subjective).

Popcorn salad isn't a novel concept—it's existed in its traditional mayo-coated, vegetable-studded form across the midwest for untold decades (though scores of midwesterners weighed in to say they'd never heard of it until the recipe made its way into headlines). In fact, adding an acidic dressing to a puffed grain is commonplace in plenty of food cultures—think Indian chaat and Ecuadorean or Peruvian ceviche—and adding a liquid element of any kind to a puffed grain frequently results in a texturally pleasing crunchy-soggy hybrid that keeps us going back to the cereal box.

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Heinz Ketchup Packet Shortage Has Delivery Services Seeing Red

The latest effect of pandemic-influenced consumer habits is a Heinz tomato ketchup package shortage that’s affecting food delivery services around the country. What’s the culprit behind this condiment scarcity? Food delivery services.
As restaurants c…

The latest effect of pandemic-influenced consumer habits is a Heinz tomato ketchup package shortage that's affecting food delivery services around the country. What's the culprit behind this condiment scarcity? Food delivery services.

As restaurants continue to limit in-person dining capacities and customers continue to order in food, the country's seemingly limitless supply of ketchup packets has begun to take a hit. Glass and plastic ketchup bottles that typically live on restaurant tables have been largely unused since restaurants pivoted to delivery and takeout models more than a year ago, and the sharp increase in to-go orders has resulted in elevated demand for single-serving condiments as well (a move first recommended by the CDC to avoid shared dispensers).

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