- A heartfelt, authentic account of former NYT Restaurant Critic Frank Bruni's childhood: FB aka Fat Boy. The piece is so damn long that it's the only thing I'm making you read this week. Make sure to check out the slide show narrated by FB, the man. He was so cute! But if they make this into a biopic I swear I'll throw up!!! (NYT Magazine)
- Above pic: from Claire's trip to New Orleans last month. Uncle Bud's Deep Fried Peanuts? They call it a "southern delicacy" on their website. I don't even like peanuts but that sounds amazing.
The Umami Reader brings you the freshest food news, however outdated it may be. Please email links to what you're reading to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow UM on Twitter for more 24/7.