November 5, 2010 | 7:00pm
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"A cameraman was mistaken for bacon." Robot IDs Human Flesh as Bacon.
"Since we're not typically ones to trade our gastropub grass-fed beef for fast food's processed variety, we visited four L.A. area McDonald's and quizzed drive-through employees about what's in the McRib, why it's so popular, and exactly how the boneless meat get its signature 'rib' shape." Solving The McRib Mystery: McDonald's Employees Tell Us What's In The Seasonal Sandwich.
"Imagine if Charlie Bucket had grown up to be a DEA agent." Best Turkish Delight: Nory Locum in Canoga Park.
"Proving that everyone in Los Angeles -- even food trucks -- can have a second act." Food Trucks: Willoughby Back on the Road with New Menu, Biz Model.
"Take heart, food snobs. There's some speculation that the sucrose may have split into its constituents, fructose and glucose, before testing." Mexican Coke: A Myth?
"Which brings us to our current skinny-glutton online dilemma. Do we politely pulp those sub-par books that arrive on our desk, or do we give them an honest review?" Cookbook Review: Can This Skinny Bitch Cook, Or Is She Just One Smart Marketing Bitch + Reviewer's Remorse.
"Are you a dieter and exercise enthusiast who stops to dispose of a 45 calorie dried fruit energy boost while jogging along a roughly 2.2 mile circular journey that takes you past golfers, tennis players and squashed squirrels?" An Open Letter To Whomever Is Placing Raisin Boxes On Top Of A Chain Link Fence At Cheviot Hills Park: Who Are You?