Tasting Table: Slurping oysters at L&E Oyster Bar, newly opened in Silver Lake.

ecosalon: 50 pick-up lines for foodies. (“I can last as long as a Le Creuset.”)

Daily Dish: 5 Questions for Tim Goodell.

Zester Daily: The Infantilization of American Taste, or why we can't give up cupcakes and hot dogs for real food.

Cook This…Get Laid: Why you should be cooking your beloved Shrimp Fra Diavolo on Valentine's Day.

CNN: A bunch of famous chefs talk about the kitchen items they love.

theKitchn: An ode to Dansko clogs, utterly great kitchen shoes.

Smithsonian: A look at Country Commune Cooking, published in 1972, plus a recipe for Brotherhood Spirit in Flesh Soup (your Ken Burns joke here ______ ).

Gastronomy: Making hard cider mustard at home.

Eater LA: Another Five Guys Burgers opens today on Miracle Mile. Or, where to take your Valentine's Day date if you're too cheap for a white tablecloth.

Gilt Taste: A recipe for “The Sexiest Salted Hot Fudge.”

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