What we’re reading: 7/1

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Power couples. These foods go together like PB&J (well, kind of). National Public Radio tells us certain food pairs yield more nutrition and health benefits than when eaten alone. Hint: Stock up on eggs.

Niche markets pack a profit punch for farmers. Ethnic crops are a thriving business for small farmers. The New York Times reports African vegetables are the newest on the ethnic crops scene, joining vegetables, fruits and grains with Chinese, Indian, Puerto Rican and Mexican roots.

If you’re Belgium, duck! Did you know that In Belgium, it is perfectly legal to throw Brussels sprouts at tourists? The Daily Meal brings us wacky food-related laws from around the globe.

Fast food ballot. The American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report 2015 put Chick fil A in the number one spot for customer satisfaction, with Chipotle coming in a close second place finish. CNN Money explains that even though Americans may not be completely happy with the fast food industry, they still eat out about four times a week.

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