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.

The Most Adventurous Restaurant in the World [via GQ]

If you’re wondering why Spanish restaurants dominate “world’s best” restaurant lists, read this in-depth profile of Aondoni Luiz Aduriz and his game-changing restaurant in the hills above San Sebastian. There’s also a cool infographic tracing the influence of Ferran Adria through some of the chefs who worked under him at El Bulli.—Chris Schonberger

What the Whole-Wheat Croissant Says About America [via NYT]

You can tell a lot about a country by its croissants, writes Bruce Handy. Here, he explores America’s obsession with hybrid, over-the-top viennoiserie, and then dietetic baked goods including the whole-wheat croissant. America, it appears, is genius at both mongrelization and self-deception.—Erin Mosbaugh

Learning How to Survive on the Cajun Swamp [via Munchies]

In the first installment of her series on living on a houseboat in southern Louisiana, Rachel Nederveld attempts to cook her first real meal in deep Cajun country. This is truly remote, bare-bones living—something I’m happy to experience vicariously from the comfort of my apartment.—Chris Schonberger

A Craft-Beer Pub Crawl in the ‘Kitchen of Japan’ [via NYT]
“For a long time, drinking beer in Japan meant implicitly supporting one of the country’s four major producers: Asahi, Kirin, Suntory, and Sapporo,” writes Ingrid Williams. But in the mid-1990s, a law prohibiting the operation of small-scale breweries was abandoned, and the door was opened for Japanese craft beer. A great place to taste these Japanese beers is Osaka, a city that has long been called the “kitchen of Japan.”—Erin Mosbaugh

David Tanis Eats His Way Through Hoi An, Vietnam [via Bon Appetit]

Take a journey with food writer and chef David Tanis as he feasts on pho ga (rice noodle soup with chicken), banh xeo (crispy Vietnamese pancakes), grilled snapper with fresh turmeric marinade, and more. If anything, just ogle the brilliant photos and fantasize about taking a vacation yourself.—Erin Mosbaugh

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