L.A. Observed: Paul Ryan's new speechwriter is, among other things, a vegan.
Bon Appetit: How to make the best homemade french fries ever.
Grub Street L.A.: Jon Shook and Michael Voltaggio head to Baja.
The Huffington Post: Nancy Pelosi's obsession: chocolate. ""It's OK to eat ice cream while you're riding a bike."
The White House blog: A petition to release the recipe for the White House's home-brewed Honey Ale.
Daily Dish: Jonathan Gold does Taco Tuesday at Mariscos Jalisco.
Saveur: 15 recipes for beets. Yes, beets.
The New York Times Diner's Journal blog: Pete Wells on the big problem with small plates.
Zagat Los Angeles: A Los Angeles fall 2012 restaurant preview.
Mental Floss: How did the chicken cross the ocean? A brief history.
Tasting Table: The pasta paradigm of Jason Neroni's Superba cooking.
EstarLA: The BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich & More at J. Nichols.