Faves No. 199

favorite finds from the front lines of food

Smooth, creamy and totally worth the hype. No, I’m not talking about Mr. Hollywood.

Yes, I’m talking about the pastel de nata.

Pastel de Nata performed by Blue Dot Sessions in their album Orange Cat. Please support the artist by listening and sharing their songs. Thanks!

Bloomberg takes a look at why this simple yet amazing pastry is getting so much attention. It has become so popular that it has earned a spot on the Great British Bake Off contest, can cost as much as $4 in fancy cafes all while Lidl reported selling 2,000 nata an hour (in the UK) in 2018. (Bloomberg)

And while we are on the subject, this little jazz piece is just a smooth as nata from Belem.

What crop will be likely to do well in the face of climate change? The humble hazelnut, of course. In short - ‘Their deep roots search out nutrients and water, making them less susceptible to drought. Orchards hold dirt in place and keep fertilizers from washing off and fouling waterways. Nuts are also slow to spoil — which means they could be a year-round staple, rather than a seasonal treat.’ (Grist)

Impossible….Beyond….the fast food nation finally got the memo! A slough of burger brands, like Burger King, have embraced the Impossible Burger and later this week Del Taco will be launching a meatless “meat” taco line. (Vox)

Sing Along Snacks: Raining Tacos

It's never too early or too late for a snack, so crank up that volume on your computer.

Singer-songwriter Parry Gripp and animator BooneBum have come up with the taco-themed wonder, It's Raining Tacos.

If the Pet Shop Boys had ever written a song about tacos, it probably would have sounded a lot like this.

"It's raining tacos, from out of the sky
Tacos, no need to ask why
Just open your mouth and close your eyes
It's raining tacos"




Sing Along Snacks: Tacos, Enchiladas & beans

It's never too early or too late for a snack, so crank up that volume on your computer.

Doris Day sings of her true loves in Tacos, Enchiladas and Beans.

"From the snow-capped mountains to the coral shores
You're the only one my heart adores
You've only got three competitors
Tacos, enchiladas and beans"