One of the things all of us at America's Test Kitchen have in common—no matter what department we work in, whether it's in the kitchen or at a desk—is a love of food. And not just eating and cooking it, but learning about it. We talk about the latest food podcasts with coworkers, share interesting articles in Slack, and have long email chains about what food-related activities we're doing after work or on the weekends.
That's why we decided to start a series where we share the things we loved over the course of the previous month: things that made us think, things that made us laugh, things that reminded us why we relish being a part of the food world. If we enjoyed them, we thought you might, too.
In the third installment of the series (you can find the first two months' lists here), we've got 10 things that we loved in August, submitted by ATK staff members from all over the company. The list includes an episode of Chopped featuring a friend of the Test Kitchen, a Boston restaurant initiative to send financial aid to Beirut, and a deep dive into single-origin spices.