This Week in Restaurant News: New Romanticism, Too-Fancy Coffee, Solving the Line Cook Shortage

Every week we’re rounding up some of our favorite articles with trends and tidbits from the world of restaurants. Tell us: what made your reading list this week?

‘New Romanticism’ Is the Culinary Ethos We’ve Been Waiting For — Eater

America’s Most Influential Bakery Is Only Getting More InfluentialBon Appetit

Chef Edward Lee Wants to Solve the Nation’s Line Cook Shortage — Munchies

Has Coffee Gotten Too Fancy?The New York Times

Meet Suzanne Cupps, the Only Female Executive Chef at Union Square Hospitality — Eater New York

Why It’s So Hard to Revamp Classic Restaurants — Eater

Skittles, Champagne And Cigars: A New Generation Of Flavor Pairings — NPR

Menus Without Borders: The Mashup Paradox — Restaurant Hospitality

Massimo Bottura Has a New Project: Feeding America’s Poorest Communities — Grub Street

7 Issues on Restaurant Leaders’ Minds — Restaurant Business Online

The ‘World’s Best Pastry Chef’ Just Announced Where in L.A. He’ll Open His First RestaurantLos Angeles Times

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