From Indian kulfi to Filipino halo-halo, every culture loves its ice cream, or the frozen treat that stands in for it. [via NPR]

Hugely disappointing: Vegan breast milk lollipops aren’t even made out of real breast milk. [via Grubstreet]

The Times pens a profile of Corton chef Paul Liebrandt, who’s set to open Elm in Williamsburg. “I couldn’t be more far from being Brooklyn,” claims Liebrant. [via The New York Times]

Interview: The owners of newly opened Nolita restaurant Uncle Boons on cooking faithful Thai cuisine. [via Eater NY]

The history of the Big Gulp. [via Smithsonian Mag]

Robert Sietsema explores Jackson Heights, Queens and finds plump Tibetan momos and a gleaming tray of buffalo thali. [via Eater]