A look at what we're reading, cooking, and clicking this week.
This riveting chart shows American consumption of different animal proteins — beef, chicken, pork, fish, veal, turkey, lambs, eggs — over the past century. Way to go, chicken! NYTimes
• We'll admit to an occasional craving for cup noodles. This adorable little guy solves the problem of keeping the paper lid down while the hot water works its magic. Milk n Cookiezzz
• Faux dirt (made from crumbled brioche and tomato powder) had its culinary debut in 1978 as an accessory to Michel Bras's Gargouillou salad; now edible soil is part of many chefs' toolkits for creating that straight-from-the-garden feel on the plate. Grub Street SF