San Francisco Chronicle: Hyper-local markets provide a big economic boost.

CHOW: The Most Obnoxious Chefs of 2011. Sorry, Ludo. At least you're in good company.

Eater LA: Beverly Hills. Sushi. Robots. (More fun in the new world.)

The New York Times: The Google map of Sam Sifton's Top 10 New Restaurants of 2011.

KCET Food: The sparkling wines of California.

Eat: Los Angeles: Amelia Saltsman's recipe for sweet potatoes.

Reuters: Michigan cheese recalled for possible listeria contamination. Or, more reasons to serve Wisconsin cheese for your Packers Superbowl party.

Food52: 7 Boozy Desserts.

Sinosoul: 2011 Faves from Mr. Chen (“This hardly happens on the site. Some may find it cute, or seriously annoying”).

Grub Street: Shit Vegans Say. Awesome.

Daily Dish: 5 Questions for Culina's Victor Casanova.

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