- The Culinary Institute of America introduced electives in food photography and food styling to make sure its graduates are prepped for the Instagram age of dish and restaurant marketing. Same goes for the Institute of Culinary Education, while Johnson & Wales has a popular food photography club. Per the Times, “...for the die-hards who intend to open restaurants, mastering images is imperative — even if the definition of mastery is a moving target.”
- Someone put Anthony Bourdain’s face on a pair of Vans:
- Food 52 runs a lovely profile of Joyce Chen, a Chinese-American chef who had a cooking show in 1967.
- The Trump administration loosened rules on food stamps, allowing people living in Puerto Rico to use them for fast food.
- Scientists are studying New York City rodents to see if they’ve evolved to be better prepared to consume fatty foods leftover from humans (like pizza).
- According to a German court, bread rolls and coffee don’t constitute “breakfast” — at least not without cold cuts involved — and thus can’t be taxed.
- Mountain Dew’s new clothing line isn’t that bad.
- Tina Fey served cheese fries out of a pink truck for “Mean Girls Day”:
Happy Mean Girls Day. Tina Fey is handing out cheese fries to a long line of people buying tickets to the upcoming Broadway musical. pic.twitter.com/uKECZkJDbT— Michael Paulson (@MichaelPaulson) October 3, 2017