This week saw a lot testy subjects. We called out some questionable Instant Pot cookbook covers and modern veganism’s problem with lack of attribution. We asked why hospitals should stop serving Ensure and wondered if New England or Philadelphia inspires better recipes. We explored the art of the tea sandwich, India’s culinary school scene and chose not to sample Sour Patch Kids-flavored yogurt. All that and more on this week’s Hot Topics.

  1. Don’t get us wrong, we’re into the Instant Pot. These two books, however, are totally turning us off.
  2. Veganism has a long history in Rastafarian and Indian cultures. So, when did it get so white?
  3. It’s time to update your bar snacks. These crispy spiced mussels are exactly what you need.
  4. Ed Lee started a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering women more career and educational opportunities in the restaurant industry.
  5. Hospitals are serving sugary nutrient drinks to patients and it’s doing more harm than good.
  6. The art of the tea sandwich is unveiled by the experts at Fortnum & Mason.
  7. We pit recipes from New England against ones from Philadelphia in the spirit of the Super Bowl.
  8. Go-Gurt released a Sour Patch Kids-flavored yogurt and we’re not excited about it.
  9. Tyson is investing in a startup company that grows meat out of animal cells.
  10. India is home to one of the world’s hottest culinary schools.