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Corn is in season this month! We have a recipe that mashes Indian flavors with Mexican technique in beautiful harmony.

Lifestyles of the rich and the famous include mixing liquors and calling it something new, investing in a matcha company and only eating vegan hot dogs while on tour. Chefs Scott Conant and Daniel Boulud are celebrities in their own right. We hung out them them to talk about salads and airplane food. We also rounded up all our favorite recipes to cook with August produce. All that and more on this week’s Hot Topics.

  1. We hung out with chef Scott Conant to see how he’s upgrading the Caesar salad in the latest episode of Plate Deconstruction. Watch the video here.
  2. Chef Daniel Boulud partnered with Air France to take the dread out of airplane food.
  3. August has arrived and so has its peak summer produce. Here are recipes to cook all month long.
  4. What happens when Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine hang out? They make mezquila.
  5. Drake became an investor of MatchaBar to release it to the masses.
  6. Greek salad is dandy, but grilled greek salad is a crowd pleaser. Here’s the recipe.
  7. Stop thinking about composting and do it! These are six reasons to start.
  8. Myoga, also known as Japanese ginger, is harvested for its flower buds and plant shoots.
  9. All bands have a list of demands while on tour. Arcade Fire wants to be served only vegan dogs.
  10. A Portland restaurant group is tracking its carbon emissions to further its goal of being carbon-neutral.