Links We Love

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

Berthe Hoola Van Nooten

• It takes serious skills to get a donut to fly through the air and intersect with a cloud of sugar, you know. The world of food commercial production is a high-stakes place. NY Times

• Who knew that the invention of baking soda was a result of one man's sympathy for his allergy-prone wife? Or that chocolate ganache was named after an insult hurled at the chef's assistant who originally made this delicious accident? io 9

• Warm, deep, and comforting, pumpkin butter is so pleasant during this time of year. Serious Eats

• The Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. has taken the notion of an immersive experience to the next level by offering traditional American Indian cuisine in their cafe. Eatocracy

• Chilly mornings call for something warm, delicious, and filling; figgy oatmeal flavored with spicy cinnamon and earthy nutmeg is a perfect way to start your day. Scattered Cook

• With high-profile historical fans like Thomas Jefferson, it's surprising that the pawpaw, which has notes of banana and mango, is so little known in America, where it grows naturally. NPR

• Soft and fluffy pancake pillows (yes, actual pillows shaped like pancakes) are literal comfort food; they're perfect for any breakfast-themed living room. Unica Home

Illustration: Pawpaws by Berthe Hoola Van Nooten via National Museum of Wales on Flickr