Three Good Things: Fermentation, Falooda, Cartoons


1 On Fresh Air, Terry Gross talks about fermented foods with its greatest champion and fetishist, Sandor Katz, who has a new book. When he name checks some of his favorite beverages, Gross says, “I have no idea what you’re talking about,” and bursts out laughing. [NPR]

2 This cute and weirdly heartbreaking cartoon of a cupcake visiting another cupcake in the case. Or maybe they’re muffins? [New Yorker]

3 Did a frog lay its eggs in a trippy pond? No, it’s Dave Cook’s summery falooda at Al Falah: a delicious dessert of vanilla ice cream, vermicelli noodles, milk, rose water, and rehydrated basil seeds. [Eating in Translation]