Daily Dish: No more starred reviews in the L.A. Times, effective now.

The Salt, NPR's Food Blog: Mario Batali settles lawsuit alleging he and business partner Joe Bastianich took employee tips.

Gilt Taste: What Francis Lam learned about food from the Notorious B.I.G. (“The milks was chocolate; the cookies, buttercrunch.”)

Fork In the Road: Marilyn Hegarty says the Olive Garden opening in Grand Forks, North Dakota, was “was one of the biggest deals in ages.”

Shots, NPR's Health Blog: Women who drink (moderately!) have lower risk for stroke.

Smithsonian Food & Think Blog: On the history of white bread. (Why pre-sliced loafs were a novelty in 1928.)

Hack College: Ramen infographic with facts (95 billion servings were dished out in 2011), recipes (dandelion ramen).

The Atlantic: Could organic pollutants be partly responsible for the nation's spike in obesity?

Zester: Fast-paced Shanghai begins to make slow food.

Mattatouille: Matthew Kang explains his list of best spots in Koreatown.

Midtown Lunch: Chicken fingers at Chicken Lady Cafe.

Food GPS: An interview with David Gelb, director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

TheKitchn: Eat an avocado for breakfast. Ten ways.

L.A. Taco: Eric Garcetti's top five tacos.

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