Smithsonian: The 11 Things You Didn't Know About Wheaties.

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.

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