Food Republic: The Scottish Whisky Flavour [sic, and maybe sic again] Map.

Street Gourmet LA: 2011 in Street Food, Friends, Revolutions, Hotels, and Melancholy Sips.

Chicago Sun-Times: After 25 years, Charlie Trotter closes his Chicago restaurant.

France Magazine (via Eric Ripert's Facebook page): On Jean-Louis Palladin, a chef's chef.

Shiksa in the Kitchen: The best of Tory Avey's blog, 2011.

The Week: Americans ate their way through 1,996.3 pounds of food last year. That would be per person.

The New York Times: On the sexual orientation of food, or Simon Doonan's gay/straight dining guide.

Zester Daily: Respect the Food Mill.

Bon Appétit: How to Do Oil Barrel Cooking Right, according to Sean Brock.

LA Weekly