Here are our favorite food links from around the web this week. We hope that you enjoy them, and more importantly, we wish you and yours a very happy new year. May 2017 be filled with much love, fun, and of course, good food.

 

A brief, but enlightening history of food emoji.

The best long form food writing of 2016, according to Eater.

Ha! The worst food trends of 2016. No love for galaxy donuts here.

 

B. D. Wong teaches us how to eat a chicken wing like an expert.

B. D. Wong teaches us how to eat a chicken wing. And it’s amazing.

After eight decades, the legendary Carnegie Deli is closing. Sniff.

Robert Leo Hulseman — the inventor of the Red Solo Cup — passed away this week. Find out more about him here.

 

Best cookbooks for families 2016 | Cool Mom Eats: Make It Easy: 120 Mix-and-Match Recipes to Cook From Scratch -- with Smart Store-Bought Shortcuts When You Need Them by Stacie Billis

ICYMI: Our picks for the 10 best cookbooks of 2016 for families.

Also, the Soup for Syria cookbook has raised $300,000 for refugees so far. If you don’t have it in your collection yet, get it!

If you’re not using our weekly meal plans to make your life simpler, then 2017 is the time to start.