— In which Slate's Nathan Heller goes off on pie. Yes, pie is un-American and well, just generally terrible. Maybe somebody needs a better pie recipe. [Slate]

Stumptown Coffee sold to a New York investment firm. [WW]

Dorie Greenspan wins IACP best cookbook award. (Heller might want to try one of Greenspan's pie recipes. Just a thought.) [Daily Dish]

— So Michel Foucault and Jeremy Benthan walk into an elementary school cafeteria… (God, how did we miss this one.) [Two Whole Cakes]

— Funny videos about Filipino food. [Pleasure Palate]

Deborah Madison on cooking with garden vegetables. [Zester Daily]

— Natural and Organic Sales Hit $81 Billion. [Foodista]

Kris Kristofferson drinks beer for breakfast, circa 1970, Hollywood. [Blood & Grits]

5 positive signs for restaurants. [Nation's Restaurant News]

— Mark Bittman cooks Korean bbq at home. [New York Times Magazine]

Credit: A. Scattergood

Credit: A. Scattergood

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