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

— Michael Ruhlman tells us Why Sandra Lee Is Not Evil Incarnate. [HuffPost Food]

Gael Greene gets a racy TV show (maybe). [Variety]

— The James Beard Foundation's list of 13 Essential Baking Books. [In the Kitchen and on the Road with Dorie]

— Searching for the lost food of Communism in the former East Germany. [The Atlantic]

— Why vegans can (and should) eat oysters. [Slate]

— Danish beer workers strike over ban on drinking at work. [Reuters]

Starbucks invading China, which will soon have more coffeehouses than Japan. [Wall Street Journal]

— Write about E.coli and win the Pulitzer Prize! [The New York Times]

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