Our Favorite Links: August 3, 2015

We share photos of fictitious dishes, what to eat in Charleston and developments for restaurant worker wages.

Our associate digital editor Claire Brown shares internet fodder for inspiration, or just afternoon distraction:

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A big step forward for wage justice in fast foodMeet the people that risk everything to fight for it. Mark Bittman interviews labor movement hero Saru Jayaraman.

Troubling discrepancies between the front and back of the house.  What it looks like when restaurants acknowledge that problem and ditch the tips. The NYC wage justice non-profit you’ve never heard of.

STARE

Literary meals, photographed. I wouldn’t have recognized 17th century watermelon. Klaus Pichler’s haunting rotting food photography (and its accompanying waste commentary) is as relevant as ever. Burning calories.

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I’m headed to Charleston and taking Mom to Husk. Can’t wait to try a friend’s recipe for chili crab if we catch any. Eating enough lowcountry boil and Hominy Grill tomato pudding to last another year. Tearing through the wonderful Elena Ferrante novels on my 3:30 a.m. flight.

LISTEN

Tracing the history of white breadSound as the forgotten flavor sense. Finding my way back to tUnE-yArDs in time for her Celebrate Brooklyn performance next Saturday (Merrill Garbus is one of my top five all-time favorite live performers, here’s hoping she brings a horn trio to Brooklyn).

WEEKEND

A case for summer Fridays. Victorian-era roof access. Ambitious bike routes, even more ambitious bike routes (that background!), realistic bike route. Or you could just walk.

Featured photo from Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals by Dinah Fried. 

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