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 New Face of Hunger [via National Geographic]

This story made the rounds this week—we posted about it here—but it’s worthy of an additional plug. Journalist Tracie McMillan asks the question, “Why are people malnourished in the richest country on earth?” and digs into the realities of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), food deserts, and other aspects of our broken food system. The piece is accompanied by gripping but heart-wrenching photos that depict hunger in three different parts of the U.S.—Chris Schonberger 

Is Organic Food Healthier? [via Vox]

The organic label has become synonymous with “healthy” at supermarkets, but scientists have not actually found much evidence that organic produce provides additional health benefits to what you get from conventionally grown products. Vox offers an informative overview of the debate, but ends on an even more critical point: Organic or not, the vast majority of Americans don’t eat nearly enough fruits and vegetables in the first place.—Chris Schonberger

Why ‘Natural’ Wine Tastes Disgusting [via NewsWeek]

“There’s a tendency among wine writers to keep their heads down and opt for a quiet life. That may explain why they don’t tell the truth about natural wine. They never write that most of it is undrinkable,” argues former WSJ Europe food columnist Bruce Palling. Some wine brokers are baffled by the natural wine movement; yet, there are restaurants and bars all over the world that offer only natural wine, or wine made with minimum human intervention.—Erin Mosbaugh

B-List Cocktails Climb the Ranks [via Punch]

While the cocktail revival has brought many classic drinks—the Manhattan, the Negroni, et al—back from the dead, there are countless others that have been left to collect dust in old recipe books. Dan Saltzstein looks into some more obscure cocktails that are finally making a return to barrooms, including the sherry-based Bamboo and the boozy, rum-soaked El Presidente.—Chris Schonberger

No, NYC Restaurants Aren’t Becoming Extinct [via New York Post]

The pricing-out of restaurants from some neighborhoods is often beneficial to the city as a whole, argues Steve Cuozzo. Many New Yorkers are skeptical of ruthless developers and greedy landlords, but Cuozzo puts it like this: “Real-estate moguls directly gave birth to The Four Seasons, Le Bernardin, and Per Se…Without the Perry Street condo tower, there’d be no Perry Street restaurant.” Read the full story to see if you wholeheartedly disagree, or kind of get what Cuozzo is saying.—Erin Mosbaugh