1/31/11: Links We Love

A look at what we're reading, clicking, and cooking this week.

• In India to photograph the wholesale onion market in Nashik, Maharashtra, a photographer finds himself at the center of a price riot. Reuters/Photographers Blog

• A close look at the art of Chinese hand-pulled noodles — with an accompanying movie that leaves us mesmerized. NY Times

• Culinary counterpoles Alice Waters and Nathan Myhrvold (number 41 on this year’s SAVEUR 100!) weigh in on slow food versus molecular gastronomy, on the eve of the publication of Myhrvold’s epic Modernist Cuisine. Freakonomics Radio

• Most of the world has embraced boxed wine — it’s cost-effective, eco-savvy, and surprisingly good for the wine — will it ever catch on in America? Eater National

• It might be the dead of winter, but cocktails built around raspberry syrup are like a martini glass full of sunshine — especially the Blinker, where the syrup gets mixed with rye and grapefruit. Washington Post

• This “Learning to Cook” flowchart hits uncomfortably close to home. (Yes, giving up and ordering pizza is involved.) XKCD