Food Media Omnibus #563: On Eating Instead Of Tweeting And NYC’s Battle Of The Slice

by Claire Lassam | Presenting Scout’s weekly Food Media Omnibus, a collection of links to the local and international food stories of the day…

For everyone who has ever thought, “eat it don’t tweet it“.

The Guardian also talks about taking pictures at the table.

VanMag ranks the best Chinese restaurants in town.

March Madness has come and gone. Food Republics ranked the final teams in relation to waffle houses.

The pizza wars of NY are intense! Enter the 25 cent pizza (NYTimes).

The Georgia Straight discusses the best new cookbooks.

Southeast Asian sweets get their moment in the sun in the LATimes.

“Larry” the man on the Quaker Oats package, loses a few pounds and gets a haircut.

EnRoute looks at the most beautiful snack shops in the world. Unsurprisingly, #1 is a patisserie in Paris and #2 has Spanish waitstaff in Armani.

Andrew Morrison talks about new restaurants and old ghosts in the Westender.

Carrie Mae Smith paints red meat.

If only the lives of the animals were as beautiful as her paintings. The Atlantic looks into the apalling number of antibiotics used on farms.

Food52 gets ready for passover.

So does Design*Sponge. Chocolate, Kumquat Mazta anyone?

Easter is around the corner, that means white shoes and white wine, The Globe talks trends in vino blanc.


Claire Lassam is a baker, blogger, and freelance writer based in East Van. She has been cooking and baking her way through the city for nearly five years, working in restaurants ranging from Cioppino’s to Meat & Bread. She currently toils at Beta 5 Chocolates and runs the baking blog Just Something Pretty.


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