Fodder for Thought: Week 31

While you’re busy running service, we’re scouring the Internet in search of the latest and greatest stories to hit the airwaves. This week, Eater breaks down culinary participation by gender, Bon Appetit rounds up the best kitchen tools to scoop up for Cyber Monday, and Food Republic shares the hottest Japanese culinary terms to know right now.


Eater | 28 Pie Charts That Show Female Representation in Food

Eater does not mince words when they say women are underrepresented in food. Talking with Kerry Diamond of Cherry Bombe, the female-focused magazine, Eater’s editorial staff explores how far female chefs have come in the industry, and shows us just how much more progress we still have ahead of us. The challenge: make the culinary world 50/50 by the 2021.


Bon Appetit |  Cyber Monday 2017: All the Kitchen Deals We’re Shopping

Aside from a new coat or jacket (did you catch our Cyber Monday deals?), the holidays are a great opportunity to stock up on some much-needed kitchen gear. From 20% off at Food52 to top cooking brands marked 80% off at Wayfair, we’ll be shopping ‘till we’re dropping come Monday morning!


Food Republic | The 10 Hottest Japanese Culinary Terms Right Now

Japanese food has evolved way past just sushi in the American culinary lexicon. We’ve embraced uni, ramen, tonkotsu, and so much more over the past few years. To help continue the progression, Food Republic has rounded up a few of the hottest Japanese culinary terms to use right now, along with a handy definition. With that in mind, aburi, anyone?


Tasting Table | Critical Thinking

Think you’ve got an elevated palate? Tasting Table explores what it’s like to be an IRL (in real life) restaurant critic, from Eater’s Robert Sietsema to Lori Midson at Denver Post, the editorial team dives into how critics do what they do, and how eager critics-enthusiasts can get their start in this world of food judging and story-telling.

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