Some food for thought from local, national and international news sources from this past week:

— Can food companies and their millions of ad dollars do anything to fix the obesity epidemic? [Zester Daily]

— An op-ed by Jonathan Gold on why we should save Los Angeles' food trucks. [Los Angeles Times]

— When bon voyage cakes go horribly wrong. [Cake Wrecks]

— An Armenian chocolate company makes the world's largest chocolate bar. [The Globe and Mail]

–Waiter, There's BPA in My Soup. [Mother Jones]

— Looking back at a Mexico City cantina's 60 years. [Street Gourmet LA]

— A Berlin pub offers free advice to the long-term unemployed. (Don't bartenders already do that?) [Reuters]

Wurstküche to open a second location in Venice next spring. [Eater LA]

— A look inside the White House kitchen. [Eatocracy]

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