Pyttipanna (Links for the Week of February 17, 2020)

Pyttipanna: Swedish for “small pieces in a pan.”

Image: Boston Public Library

  • Recommendations for how the government can shield youngsters from the come-ons of junk-food purveyor
  • Answers to the question, Can a buffet give you coronavirus?
  • From table scraps to tile cleanser? One company’s doing it
  • Popular Southern food eatery in Frisco’s Tenderloin closed when neighboring fast food joint blasts raw sewage into it
  • Meet the winners of the first annual “Fasties” award ceremony for the best fast food items
  • Study of human altruism finds that toddlers will give up food for any grown-up who looks like he wants it
  • Pointers on how to get the best out of dining solo
  • Bullish numbers for food robotics expected for the next half-decade
  • Review of a new collection of food poems
  • A literary survey of the fraught task of describing an oyster’s flavor

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