What we’re reading: 10/7

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Splurge. Spending a little more money at the grocery store for higher-quality items, like fresh herbs and pure maple syrup, may be worth it, says The Washington Post.

It takes a lot of water to grow our food. For those who haven’t been keeping up with the severity of California’s ongoing drought, this visual data from The New York Times makes it more real.

Cookware 101. Read up on types of cookware and what they’re made of. And, check out how some materials in cookware are linked to health concerns. Via Farmers’ Almanac.

I’ll have a Coke. Coca-Cola has been around for more than 100 years, and it’s still popular among certain groups. Read an interview between Dr. Marion Nestle and Washington Post Wonkblog reporter Roberta A. Ferdman about how Coke has “tricked everyone into drinking so much of it” on The Washington Post.

In the kitchen. If you’ve ever wanted to know what ingredients Europe’s top chefs keep in their fridges, now’s your chance to find out. The New York Times Style Magazine says a new book this fall will show what these chefs have in stock.

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