Sunday #Longreads: Our Favorite Stories of the Week

Spend your sunday reading some exceptional food writing, recommended by the FWF team.

Photo: Liz Barclay

Photo: Liz Barclay

Each Sunday, the FWF team selects the most inspiring, enlightening, and fascinating stories from the previous week. Spend your day of rest reading some exceptional food journalism.

In Paris, Eating Imported Beef [via The New York Times]

Much of made-in-France meat isn’t marvelous, writes Elaine Sciolino. Foreign beef—from the United States, South America, or other European countries—is invading Paris. Read the article, then drool over the slide show.—Erin Mosbaugh

Hong Kong’s Guerrilla Gardeners [via Roads + Kingdoms]

Hong Kong residents are finding inventive ways to grow sweet potatoes, mangoes, and other edible goodies in one of the world’s densest urban jungles.—Erin Mosbaugh

The Messy Relationship Between How We Feel and What We Eat [via The Atlantic]

Find out why we rarely crave healthy foods during periods of stress or extreme emotion.—Liz Barclay

Can Insulting Your Customers Be a Successful Business Strategy? [via BBC]

The patrons of Wong Kei in London’s Chinatown were bullied, insulted, and mocked by waiting staff. Perversely, many diners loved it. “To its fans, it was a refreshingly abrasive anomaly in an increasingly sanitized service industry.”—Erin Mosbaugh

Debating the Future of Food Criticism [via Madfeed]

Gabe Ulla takes a look at how food criticism has evolved in the age of Yelp and blogs, with insight from a recent panel discussion held in Copenhagen with local chefs and journalists.—Chris Schonberger

How Do Chefs and Restaurants Handle Yelp? [via Eater]

Do chefs read Yelp reviews? Do they respond to bad-mouthing from amateur (and sometimes anonymous) critics online? Eater talks to chefs around the country to get some answers.—Chris Schonberger

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