GOOD: Why banning junk food in school vending machines actually seems to work.

Mother Nature Network: 12 tips for kicking the refined sugar habit.

Bon Appetit: Bon App names its top 10 restaurants of 2012. (Congrats, Baco Mercat!)

The New York Times: “There is no dignified way to eat deep-fried butter on a stick. Nor should there be.” Or, more fun at the Iowa State Fair.

One for the Table: A consideration of and recipe for mama's pound cake.

Food GPS: The biggest challenges for 13 Los Angeles chefs and restaurateurs.

Daily Dish: Taco Tuesday, via Jonathan Gold and Apache's carne al carbon.

Riding Shotgun: In which Roy Choi discusses ways to cool down during the L.A. heat wave.

Naked Sushi: A roadtrip to Ostrich Land USA in Solvang.

Grub Street Los Angeles: On the L.A. Food & Wine Festival 2012: “We came, we saw, we stole a couple of Knorks.”

Guy Gourmet: The joys of the Middle Eastern spice blend za'atar.

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