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(Photo: Richard Martin)This week’s Hot Topics include this cherry tomato crostini.

Major announcements were made this week. From the semi-finalists of this year’s James Beard Awards to Amazon blowing the online grocery competition out of the water with two-hour Whole Foods delivery, we covered it all. We also took an expedited lesson in chocolate-making and learned all about the Chinese jianbing. As for our podcast, we hopped on a train to Newark, New Jersey to hang out with Marcus Samuelsson at this newest restaurant. All that and more on this week’s Hot Topics.

  1. Amazon Prime members can now get Whole Foods delivered in just two hours.
  2. This cucumber and prosciutto tartine makes for a very delightful lunch.
  3. Stone Brewing is suing MillerCoors for copyright infringement.
  4. This Chicago restaurant is hosting a Wes Anderson-themed dinner in honor of his latest film.
  5. How does a cherry tomato crostini in winter hold your attention? With lots of love and some beef.
  6. There’s now a company that will rent chickens out to you, because farm-fresh eggs can’t be replicated.
  7. New York City has become obsessed with jianbings, seemingly out of nowhere. Where did they come from?
  8. Want to be a chocolate expert in five minutes? Check out these cartoons!
  9. This year’s James Beard Awards semi-finalists have been announced.
  10. We ventured out to New Jersey to check out Marcus Samuelsson’s newest restaurant in this episode of Food Republic Today.