What we’re reading: 5/27

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Grab the tissues. We could all learn from this 5-year-old, who saw a homeless man outside of a Waffle House. The child insisted that his mother treat the homeless man to a meal. Today’s must-read from WAFF-TV.

But they’re not ripe. You know those little green strawberries that we leave on the plant to mature into those luscious red berries we all love? Well, they’re now haute chef’s “ingredient du jour.” From the Miami New Times.

Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ food. Subconsciously we knew this, right? I’m pretty sure that’s why I (busted!) stash that bag of Dove chocolates in the winter coat closet. If you want to lose weight, hide your food, say the good folks at Ohio State. From Farm and Dairy.

Road trip! There were around 1,000 HoJo’s by the end of the ’70s, now there are only two, reports the Associated Press. Two Howard Johnson restaurants. Two. One in Maine and one in New York. But if you want to visit, you’d better hurry — the restaurant in Maine may close soon. From The Detroit News.

Disconnect while you eat. A farm accident that claimed the life of a friend triggered the creation of the Dinner Mode app, which challenges eaters to put down the phone and be present with your dinner companions! Great First We Feast interview with inventor!

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