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3 Good Things: Happy Climbing Goats

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1. Goats! They’re cute, and they love to climb things, like this cool tower with windows and a wooden spiral staircase, located on the grounds of South African winery Goats do Roam. [Atlas Obscura]

2. A brief history of oven temperatures and our desperate, futile attempt to control them. [Slate]

3. Researchers have just found the earliest evidence of American tea time outside of St. Louis, Missouri, in what used to be the ancient city of Cahokia. The ceramic beakers contain traces of a highly caffeinated black tea referred to as “black drink.” [Wired]

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3 Good Things: Insidious Punch

1. An interview with Ben Mackinnon of East London’s E5, a bakery that delivers sourdough to more than 30 Hackney restaurants every morning. [Cool Hunting]

2. A recipe for Robert Penn Warren’s “particularly insidious punch,” the one he made to celebrate turning 38, when he could no longer be drafted into World War II. [Paper and Salt, via Page Turner]

3. Ben Schott collected the abbreviations and codes that NYC restaurants use to communicate with each other. And lol means something completely different from LOL. [NYTimes]

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3 Good Things: Toy Butcher Shops, Jellybots

1. A quick look at the 19th-century craze of miniatures, like toy butcher shops complete with teeny animal carcasses, meat hooks, and bloodstains. [Collectors Weekly]

2. Polly Russell on M.M. Mitchell’s 1918 cookbook, Cookery Under Rations, which made attempts to explain the basics of nutrition to an unhealthy Britain, and on Mrs. John Gilpin’s 1914 cookbook, Memsahib’s Guide to Cookery in India [FT]

3. The Bompas & Parr team has built some expensive robots out of jelly, then hidden them for people to find. The wobbly publicity stunt goes hand in hand with Wes Anderson’s Made of Imagination ad. [DW]

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3 Good Things: Cereal Mascots

1 Mike Boon’s Breakfast Mascot Alphabet, a poster inspired by cereal box mascots. Can you recognize all of them? (I had to cheat.) [Laughing Squid]

2 Grape breeder Bruce Reisch is taking suggestions from the public for two new wine grape varieties (currently just called NY76.0844.24 and NY95.0301.01) developed by Cornell University. Ideally, something easy to pronounce. [Syracuse]

3 Kim Severson reports on the complications of Chick-fil-A and Southern identity. [NYTimes]

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3 Good Things: Human Cheese?

1 A very interesting story about the former president and COO of McDonalds, currently developing a sustainable, healthy brand of fast food in Palo Alto. [Wired]

2 A Q+A with Miriam Simun, a graduate student whose “human cheese project” explores the ethics of biotechnology and sustainable food production. [Grist]

3 The Food Lab shows us how to recreate a Chick-fil-A sandwich at home (let’s hope DIY waffle fries are next!). [Serious Eats]

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3 Good Things: Orbiting Sprinkles

1 The BBC considers the future of food: insects, sonic-enhanced snacks, lab-grown meat, and algae. [BBC]

2 The art in GQ’s new ice cream story turns colorful scoops into planets, and sprinkles into beautiful, orbiting particles. [GQ]

3 Set designer Sarah Parker creates the illusion of tiny foods for Michael Bodiam, who photographs the diets of five Olympic athletes. [Nowness]

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3 Good Things: Vintage Carving Manuals, Corn Butter

1 This art historian’s Tumblr focuses entirely on the odd pleasures of the early modern banquet. So, a lot of fun snippets from old European carving manuals and great illustrations. [Tumblr]

2 A cleverly designed tea shop in São Paulo pops out of the wall like a gigantic children’s book. [Lost at E Minor]

3 Whitney Chen teaches us how to make the corn butter at Per Se, a sweet, summery condiment thickened by the natural starches in the corn. All you need is corn and butter (and then maybe some warm biscuits or vanilla ice cream to accompany the stuff). [Gilt Taste]

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3 Good Things: Hamsters in the Kitchen

1 Russian photographer Elena Eremina photographs her pet hamsters in the kitchen, after her husband and son have fallen asleep. It’s just as odd as you’d imagine, but also terribly cute. [Feature Shoot]

2 A new cookbook for gamers? Why not. [Kickstarter]

3 Andrew Vanover and Austin Simmons are traveling the world in 50 meals, sitting down to eat with strangers all over the world, and documenting their journey. [50days50meals]

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3 Good Things: The Universal Tea Machine, Sneaky Pugs

1 The Universal Tea Machine is a tea-making device, a primitive computer, and a pinball machine. And if you can perform binary addition, it will make you a (free!) cup of tea with milk and sugar. [Edible Geography]

2 This sneaky little pug knows how to grab food from a much larger dog (it sort of rolls over submissively, as close to the food as possible, then gets at it upside down). [YouTube via MetaFilter]

3 The novelist Colson Whitehead counts Bill Buford’s Heat as one of the best books he’s read lately. [Rumpus]

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3 Good Things: Lazy Canning, Food on a Stick, Sculpture

1 San Francisco-based illustrator Kate Pocrass, champion of the mundane and the average, offers us some cute illustrations of various foods on sticks, including grilled corn, paletas, and takoyaki. [Chronicle Books]

2 Want to learn more about the difference between water-bath canning and pressure canning? The lazy person’s guide to canning is specially crafted for “casually crafty urban-dwelling young women” [The Hairpin]

3 I know, these porcelain ginger sculptures serve no essential purpose! But gosh, they’re so beautiful. [LEIF]