Monday is here again. Spend the day catching up on food news.
Lucky Peach came out with their Obsession issue, which had beautiful baked goods made by chefs Elisabeth Prueitt & Chad Robertson on the cover. Editor Peter Meehan credited Prueitt in his Editor's Note saying, "Then we gave Tartine Bakery's Chad Robertson (he is an obsession of of ours) free rein to explore his own wanton relationship with wheat. (Those are his and his wife's baked goods on the cover...). After being called out for his reductive microaggression, Meehan apologized for being "an idiot" on Twitter. (Lucky Peach/Twitter)
The James Beard Foundation announced its chef and restaurant award semifinalists. There was slightly more gender diversity this year, but racism still dominates fine dining. Also, JBF loves restaurants named after ladies. (Eater)
The staff of Noma Japan are "pregnant with cod sperm" while "barefoot and with someone gripping [their] balls" as they climb a metaphorical culinary Mt. Fuji. (The Guardian)
Punch highlighted the first cocktail book authored by an African-American, which has been reissued almost 100 years after it was first published. (Punch)
The 2015 United States Barista Championship was held this last weekend in Long Beach. Last year's champion, Laila Ghambari, took to Twitter to comment on the "negative comments" she was reading about the lack of racial and gender diversity amongst the six finalists. (Sprudge/Twitter)
Munchies published a story about sexual harassment when working at a bar. Here is a tidbit: "I’m one of those people who has to shake a smile off her face when I get a compliment or a cat call. I have to shake away the confidence boost. At the bar, it’s no different, but I have been struggling with the fact that my ideas on feminism and what it is to be a woman are changing, and the way I see sexual harassment is changing." (VICE Munchies)