Welcome to Baker's Dozen! This week, we have a giant crystal sculpture, mob cheese, insane myths about period cravings and more. Read all about it down below.


Day of the Dead 2017

Celebrate Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday that pays respect to deceased ancestors, with Mano a Mano at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery. Included in the celebration will be live music, crafts and traditional foods. 11th St. and 2nd Ave. NY, NY.

Indigenous People’s Celebration

An alternative to Columbus Day that celebrates the Native American culture, put on by the Redhawk Native American Arts Council. Live music and spoken word, guest speakers, art and food round out the event. Randall's Island, NY.

The Best Baking Classes in NYC

Looking to improve your cake making, decorating or baking skills? Head to Time Out New York's list of 9 amazing classes to take in NY.

What to Eat and Drink in NYC This October

Grubstreet's monthly list of the best places to eat and drink in NY. 

A Mind-Blowing Tower of Crystals is Coming to Union Square Park

And it's pink!


This College Course Teaches Students About War and Peace Through Food

An article that follows a course at American University that takes learning outside of the classroom, and visits international restaurants to learn about various nations.

The Dark Side of the Pie: Heroin, Mob Cheese and the New York City Pizza

A story about the unsavory connection between pizza and the mob.

This List of Period-Related Food Myths is Straight Up-Bananas

File this in the category of "but actually what-the-fuck."

Everything You Need to Know About Cider (and why you should stop calling it “hard”)

Perfect for when you need some cider fun facts at your next party.

America’s Forgotten Television Chef

Food52 explores Joyce Chen's life, a chef who had a prolific career which included a TV show and cookbooks.

Homeless Cats Recruited to Fight Rising Tide of Rats

Blue Collar Cats, a program with the Humane Rescue Alliance, has introduced a new program of helping feral cats, and then having them give back by hunting rats.

Vets Are Having Problems Talking About Your Obese Cat

Fat cats are certainly adorable, but cats with too much extra weight are in danger of developing numerous health problems.

Childhood Juice

An incredible story of how a group of friends started a juice bar to help their food-dessert community.