1. "Teenage Dreams," Nada Surf

    We’re really busy at La Pirata Kitchen—baking, meeting, listening to Nada Surf, and sneaking peeks at Lucky Peach issue 4, from which this quote comes:

    "I mean, if you want to talk about American food, the Magnolia Bakery would be a fine place to start. The comfort-food thing started in the eighties, when people were hungry for the food that their moms used to make. Except Mom wasn’t a very good cook. Mom made everything out of a box, so they were eating boxed cake and canned frosting. So restaurants wanted to make frosting that tasted like that, and cakes that were exactly like Duncan Hines." —Jonathan Gold