EOD Reading: London’s Underground Farm, Jeppson’s Malört and More

Another grey, snowy day in New York. Up in Westchester, where my office is located, the dirty mounds of blasted hell-ice are piling, overtaking many of us in height. I’m not normally a weather-complainer, but for the love of all that is good and holy, can the clouds chill out for, I don’t know, eight or nine months?

Anyway, below, I offer you some links for commute-time reading.

In urban farm-related news, there’s a 2.5 acre farm 12 miles below London? Now that’s just incredible. Watch this video to learn more. [Eater]

Artist Anish Kapoor, sculptor of Chicago’s “Bean” née Cloud Gate, collaborated with Absolut Vodka to produce a new interpretation of that brand’s bottle. Learn about here. [Absolut]

Vice Media is also getting into the food game, partnering with the producers of American Idol for its new vertical, set to go live in March. [Ad Age]

I’m all about this developing situation: Biannual food mag Cherry Bombe unveiled its lineup for its March Jubilee Conference. Though always planned, the production schedule was basically moved up as a response to Times’ idiotic “Gods of Food” article. Speakers include acclaimed chefs Gabrielle Hamilton and Suzanne Goin, along with headliner Ruth Reichl. [Eater]

Read Jason Clampet of Skift’s nuanced review of Conde Nast Traveler’s first issue under new EIC Pilar Guzmán. My takeaways: it’s conversational but not authoritative; stop with the Marfa coverage; the issue is devoid of diversity. [Skift]

Any Chicagoan worth their salt has had a shot of life-changing Jeppson’s Malört. Love it or hate it, this tipple always elicits a memory of your first sip, an instant time-machine to Nostalgia World. Welp, thanks to a tweet from People.com Food and Lifestyle Editor Marissa Conrad, I’ve learned that my interests have collided. According to Jeppson’s Facebook page, they’ve got a sweet Cards Against Humanity expansion pack. Game on. [Jeppson’s]

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