Vik’s Picks: Morning Edition

A roundup of this morning's most compelling food news.

Photo: Smithsonian Mag

Photo: Smithsonian Mag

Journalist Mary Roach takes a look at the gut-wrenching science behind Naga King Chili, the world’s hottest pepper. [via Smithsonian Mag]

Cicada-licious, published in 2004 and available for free online, features recipes for cicada dumplings, tacos, and chocolate-covered cicadas. [via NPR]

As states become friendly to medical marijuana, should pot edibles require child-resistant packaging? [via NPR]

The people of North Dakota have more opportunity to get drunk in bars than any other state in the country. Find out the number of people per bar in each state. [via Eater]

A little boy makes a strong and touching argument for vegetarianism (Video). [via Laughing Squid]

Robert Sietsema goes to Neptune Avenue and finds a beautiful rustic taqueria, a Georgian bakery, and a Pakistani restaurant serving keema (ground lamb) and pata (goat feet). [via Eater]



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