Happy Friday! Here are our top five must-reads for this week:
1) 26 of the Coolest, Tastiest Restaurant Trends We Spotted In 2015 | Bon Appetit
We’re halfway through the year and Bon Appetit is committing to its favorite restaurant trends so far. Kale is no longer the coolest kid on the block; it has been replaced with the vibrantly hued beet. Also, restaurants are obsessing over booth-style seating and hand-painted dishes.
One of Britain’s youngest chefs incorporates his findings from foraging into his restaurant cuisine. Don’t worry – you won’t find grass or dried leaves on your plate; instead, elements like hedge garlic, which embraces the flavors of the many meat-filled dishes. Chef Banks acknowledges that it can be tricky to bring in the ingredients from foraging – but his team has mastered the pairings.
3) The Politics of Presidential Dieting | New York
This year, presidential candidates are challenging each other to more than just political tasks. How would you like to have a pull-up contest with Rick Perry or Bobby Jindal?
Over the past five years since its inception, Instagram accumulated more than 90 million followers. Time decided to showcase 50 photographers – one from each state – that people absolutely have to follow. Included in the list: Maryland’s own Devin Allen, who captured compelling moments from the Baltimore protests earlier this year. Also included: Taylor Tippett, who reps Virginia as she travels the country as a flight attendant.
Australian graphic designer Peechaya Burroughs is bringing food emojis to life. No iPhone screen could ever make emojis look so lovely. Burroughs uses everyday household items, paper, and food to create her mini masterpieces.