The New Yorker’s Michael Specter does a good job of summing up this era’s most compelling dietary dilemma: “How could gluten, present in a staple food that has sustained humanity for thousands of years, have suddenly become so threatening? There are many theories but no clear, scientifically satisfying answers.” So, should you go gluten-free?

+ Don’t give me any of your fresh, young grains. I want ancient grains. (And yes, Cheerios with Ancient Grains is a thing…)

+ They came for your bread. Now they’re coming for your candy.

+ A compound found in chocolate might be able to reverse age-related memory loss. If I eat enough Hershey bars I might be able to remember the last time I had a bagel.

+ And finally, Billy Domineau with some carb-induced self-reflection: My Life on Olive Garden’s Pasta Pass.