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Seen & Read: August 7, 2014

Food Arts Staff - August 7th, 2014

Dumplings All Day Wong by Lee Anne Wong
Shumai, wontons, baos. Steaming, pan-frying, baking. It’s all here in Wong’s new book, due out on August 19. Folding techniques included. —Abbe Lewis, associate editor

New York Students Are Spending Their Summer in City’s Top Kitchens, Wall Street Journal
Careers through Culinary Arts Program is helping New York City public high school students find careers by interning in some of the top restaurants in the city. —Philippa Riley, advertising & events coordinator

Jiminy Cricket! Bugs Could Be Next Food Craze, New York Times
This just gives me the heebie-jeebies, although I try to keep an open mind when it comes to most foods. —Kelsey Holloway Murdoch, editorial assistant

These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate, NPR
On a sweeter note, the NPR blog takes a closer look at a video of cacao farmers from the Ivory Coast trying chocolate for the first time. The video is charming, and even more powerful because of its subtlety—it shows the huge discrepancy between those who farm cacao and those who enjoy the results, but retains a positive feeling. Watching these humble farmers light up upon trying the creamy, sweet fruits of their labors is fairly delightful; realizing that most do the hard labor required to produce chocolate without ever trying our favorite treat is not. This infographic from CNN illustrates this divide even further. —K.H.M.