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From the Editor: Everything you missed in food news last week

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Pete Buttigieg at the Iowa State Fair
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This post originally appeared on August 17, 2019, in Amanda Kludt’s newsletter “From the Editor,” a roundup of the most vital news and stories in the food world each week. Read the archives and subscribe now.

This week, in Alison Roman’s lovely piece on what to do with all the summer fruit that’s flooding the farmer’s markets right now, she wrote that August is full of “long, lazy days of abundant sunshine” and “endless streams of extremely cold wine.” It’s a month where “work tends to mellow out, if subtly.” If that rings true for you, you are doing it right. Great work. I’m very happy for you.

I DID happen to buy plums at the market by my office to make this favorite ditty Tuesday night, but for the most part, this piece — and its mention of spontaneous trips to the beach — filled me with pathetic longing.

That’s a long way of saying I didn’t have time for much more than the news roundup this week so let’s get to it.

On Eater

This week on the podcast

This week on Eater’s Digest, Daniel and I learn everything we can (in 20 minutes) about natural wine, with special guest Joe Campanale. We also discuss the week’s biggest food stories, including the controversy around restaurant investor and developer Stephen Ross.

Off Eater

  • Beloved New York restaurant Kopitiam is half-run by teens. [The Ringer]
  • Saveur has a new editor-in-chief. [WWD]
  • My pal Kelsey over at Curbed has a great 101 on wallpaper that’s inspiring me to take a second look at my rental apartment. [Curbed]
  • A profile of Momofuku’s impressive and young new CEO. [NYT]