In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.

  • “And if you need the address of a place to eat soup dumplings, tlayudas or charcoal-grilled hagfish, feel free to give me a call.” An Open Letter to Paula Deen.
  • “Yes, there are those tips on casting a spell in the Introduction.” Cookbook Reviews: The Wicca Cookbook + A Magikal Mushroom Recipe For Halloween.
  • “And I want to write back and say, You know, I've made those goddamn muffins 300 times!” Q & A With Nick Malgieri: His New Baking Book, Food Bloggers + The Occupational Hazards of Blueberry Muffin Recipes.
  • “Later that night, instead of the battered chicken, we ate Thai food, which, incidentally, dogs like too.” Treats Are Going To The Dogs.
  • “This American acoustic blues singer-songwriter lives in London, where the bibb variety of butterhead lettuce is more popular than in the United States.” Top 10 Men With Salad Names.
  • “The Food Network website still features many recipes courtesy of Cruz, including one for something we imagine Cruz will be thinking quite a lot about over the next nine years – chocolate chip cookies.” Celebrity Chef Scandals: Pastry Dude Pleads in Plot to Pop Wife + His Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.
  • “It takes a lot of food gelatin and carnauba wax — but very little flavoring — to make sugar and corn starch look this gross.” Worst Halloween Candy: Gummy & Marshmallow Madness.
  • “FYI, this beer is so evil that its ABV is 6.66%.” Top 10 Scary Beer Names for Halloween.
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