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Food FYI: Yes, it’s National French Fry Day

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FRENCH FRIES (THEY’RE ACTUALLY BELGIAN)

For those keeping track, it’s National French Fry Day. Here’s a throwback video from Jon Stewart, on French fries, the Baconator and our ‘mutating peptide composition.’ [The Daily Show] (Also, see a French fry photo gallery here.)

LARGE CURDS

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A few cheesemakers are creating cottage cheeses by choosing milk from grass-fed cows, stirring and cutting the curds by hand and adding cream. You got it, artisanal cottage cheese. [Washington Post]

CANNED FOOD TRENDING

A budding culinary trend in Japan? Restaurants serving canned food from around the world. Customers pluck cans from shelves and sit down with their plastic forks and paper cups of sake for an apocalyptic-chic take on dinner. [Japan Today]

BEETS GALORE

Why hate on beets? With recipes. [NPR]

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