Hungry in America. [Food Woolf]

— L.A.'s Five Best Pork Dishes. [Grub Street]

— What some L.A. chefs (and one bartender) want for Christmas. [Feast]

Sang Yoon on 4 Instant Asian Ingredient Upgrades. [MensHealth via Eater]

Books for the holidays. [Ruhlman]

— Five Venison Recipes For When Santa Pisses You Off. [OC Weekly]

Apps For Foodies To Drool Over. [NPR]

— Modern Etiquette: How to survive the office party. [Reuters]

— Recipe 24: Slow Cooker Hot Mulled Wine. [L.A. and O.C. Foodventures]

Don't eat poop, works for kids. [Barfblog]

surfing at Venice beach; Credit: Flickr/jondoeforty1