Thank you, Bon Appetit, for making us realize that deep-fried root beer exists. Elizabeth at adds root beer to funnel cake dough, throws some homemade ice cream on top, and drizzles some root beer syrup on top of that. We think that your fried root beer recipe is more awesome than deep fried Coke and deep fried Kool-Aid combined. Here’s some other stuff we loved today:

Ramen to the Rescue: How instant noodles fight global hunger. [NPR]

France’s famously crusty baguette goes soft. [WSJ]

10 forgotten classic cocktails you should be drinking. [Serious Eats]

The difficulties behind packaging sour barrel aged beers. [The Brewery]

Ivan Orkin on the NY ramen scene. [Food Republic]