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

— Does culinary school matter? [The Atlantic]

Sci Fi foods we wish actually existed. [io9]

— Escapees from England's wild boar farms create local havoc. [Reuters]

Simon Majumdar's Big Fat World Tour. [The Independent]

The joy of stinky cheese. [The Daily Beast]

— Waiters straddle deli jobs at Langer's and Canters. [LAT]

— Amanda Hesser on Heavenly Hots, not a late-night cable offering. [NYT]

— Why we should all drink cheap Chianti. [Slate]

Daphne's Greek Cafe chain files for bankruptcy. [OC Register]

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