Father's Day is June 16

- You're going to have some intense munchies this Hanukkah should you partake in rips from this glass bong Menorah. The Gravs Lab Menorah features eight smaller stems and one large stem that you can light and hit all at once. To quote a commentor on Facebook, "Mazel cough!" (Forward)

- If you've spent much time in a Korean household, you know all about the jangs. No, not the Jang family, but jangs, the sauces like gochujang (spicy chile bean paste), doenjang (fermented soybean paste), and ganjang (soy sauce), which are integral to Korean cuisine. At their best, jangs are pungent, funky, and full of umami – adding tons of flavor, richness, and boldness to stews, dips, and marinades. Saveur takes a look into the making of jangs in Korea. (Saveur)

- Speaking of Korean food, Lucky Peach has a beginner's guide to Korean noodles, from japchae (the glass noodles you often get at Korean restaurants) to kalguksoo (thick handcut flour noodles in soup) to mul naengmyeon (cold, chewy buckwheat noodles served in an refreshing ice-cold broth) to jjajangmyun (Korean-style Mandarin black bean noodles) and several other noodles in between. (Lucky Peach)

- Love matcha? Check out this handy-dandy San Francisco and East Bay Matcha Map featuring cafes and teahouses that serve the catechin-rich beverage. (Eater SF)

- If you're a fan of Sabra take note that there's been a recall of their hummus due to possible listeria contamination. The FDA says that Sabra has voluntarily recalled their hummus products with a "best before" date of Jan. 23, 2017, or earlier. There have been no reports of illnesses (yet). Sabra's organic hummus, salsa, guacamole, and Greek yogurt dips are not included in the recall. (New York Times)

- Food Trumps Hate: Penzeys, a Wisconsin-based spice company, has made a public stand against Donald Trump. In an email newsletter, CEO Bill Penzey, Jr. wrote, "The open embrace of racism by the Republican Party in this election is now unleashing a wave of ugliness unseen in this country for decades. The American people are taking notice." On the company's Facebook page he posted that Trump supporters must own up to their part in voting "for an openly racist candidate for the presidency of the United States of America" and make amends by donating to civil liberties and anti-hate groups. If you want to further support food companies that have spoken out against the racism that's spawned since the election, buy from GrubHub, Ben & Jerry's, and Chobani yogurt. Chobani, which is based in Utica, New York, a known safe harbor for refugees, has hired 300 refugees as full-time employees.  Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya has been attacked by right-wing media and received death threats from white supremacist groups for employing immigrants. Finally, if you want to #grabyourwallet and boycott companies who've endorsed Trump, these include Yuengling beer and MillerCoors, among others.  (Journal Sentinel, Salon, NPR; Mashable)


- This is very important: The primary difference between mayonnaise and Miracle Whip. (The Oatmeal)


- ICYMI, do yourself a favor and check out these gorgeous photos by Marcel Heijnen of shop cats who live in Hong Kong retail stores. (Creative Boom)

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