What we’re reading: 6/3

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Disappearing act. Ever wonder how the holes in Swiss cheese form? Time explains that small specks of hay create the holes. The decline of holes in the cheese is due to the milk being too clean. Who knew?

Eat your cereal, live longer. Now there’s a new reason not to skip the day’s most important meal. Breakfast foods can impact longevity. Via Stone Hearth.

Hop on the bunny train. It had the “ethereal subtlety of Dover sole,” gushes one food writer of her recent rabbit meal. The Post and Courier says rabbit is all the rage and could even spawn a backyard bunny craze like chickens. Hop on it.

Never too early to start Christmas shopping. Dear Santa, we would like the book, The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites by Libby H. O’Connell, under our tree come December. Turns out, O’Connell writes, many foods we associate with European and Asian countries actually originated in the Americas. This excerpt, shared by NPR, will leave you hungry for more.

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