Welcome back to Baker's Dozen! This week we have a spicy food festival, a guide to British buns, salty licorice, donut power and more. Read all about it down below.


Hester Street Fair’s Casual Art Fair

On October 21 from 12:00-6:00, head to the Hester Street Fair for art from 20 artists, amazing food, projects and exhibits. The fair aims to create an affordable, inclusive space for artists to share their work and ideas. Seward Park at Essex & Hester, NY NY.

Boo at the Zoo

The Bronx Zoo is holding their annual Halloween celebrations, and on weekends from September 30 to October 29, you can go to their haunted forest and candy trail, drink beer and wear your favorite costume. 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY.

Chile Pepper Festival 2017

If you love eating spicy food till your tongue feels like it's going to fall off, this festival is for you. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY.


You Might Be Missing Out on the Healthiest Part of the Avocado

That doesn't mean you should eat it, though.

We Finally Know Why Onions Make Us Cry

Doesn't make chopping them any less painful.

The Science of Spice

A look into why some foods make our mouths feel like they're on fire, while others turn our mouths into ice caves.

The 2017 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink

A list of super inspiring and amazing women in the food world, perfect for when you need motivation from some badass ladies.

He Was Displaced by Civil War. Now He Runs a Coffee Company.

The story of one man's journey from war-torn Sudan to owning his own business.

A Brief Guide to British Buns

With super cute illustrations!

How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food

As Western fast food companies spread out and franchise into developing countries, health issues, including obesity, are skyrocketing. An analysis from The New York Times.

A Battle to Save the World’s Favorite Treat: Chocolate

Disease is a constant threat to cacao pods, which means that our uterus-soothing snack of choice is always at risk.

Scandinavia’s Salty Licorice is Disgusting, and I Can’t Get Enough of It

The term "salty licorice" makes me want to hide under my desk for all eternity, but this article was a great, funny read.

How You Can Use Powdered Donuts to Collect Solar Energy

It's actual science, not just a pothead's musings!