In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
- “I'm not sure that what you're looking for exists.” Bouillabaisse: Meant for the Poor, Now for the Rich.
- “And so, he borrowed the three-inch rock from an 'American collector' and tossed it in a barrel full of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes as it fermented for 12 months.” Meteorito Wine Is Out of This World, Literally.
- “But before he's opening anything, the chef is going to Spain. Of course he is.” Chef Evan Funke Leaving Rustic Canyon: Spain + A New Project.
- “What other medical miracles might this smoky, salty elixir accomplish? Treat erectile dysfunction? Cure cancer? Maybe Paula Deen should try it for her diabetes.” The Bacon Tampon: Doctors Find Salt Pork Stops Nosebleeds.
- “And, finally, there is the caveat that your local taco truck is possibly the best choice of all: close to home, with your car handy for making out, and you save the cash for that trip to Prague.” 10 Best Romantic Restaurants in L.A.
- “Maybe we've watched Blue Velvet too many times, but to us there's something uniquely American about Pabst Blue Ribbon.” China Debuts $44 Bottle of Pabst Blue Ribbon.
- “Sushi Nozawa is not known for its customer service. Many call chef Kazunomi Nozawa a 'sushi tyrant,' our critic once wrote.” Sushi Nozawa Closing.
- “Albini proves he's not only a gifted musician and record producer, he's also a good food writer — though his mom thinks he's getting a little too precious with it.” Steve Albini Has a Food Blog.