Oprah rebuilds her television set out of chocolate. No word on how much of it she ate. [Grub Street]

— The White Stuff: an author's exploration (in Gastronomica) of his mother's all-white eating habits. [Psycho-Gourmet]

— Biking the L.A. River, but with food. [Eating L.A.]

Ubuntu's former chef Jeremy Fox 'on vacation' in Los Angeles. [Daily Dish]

— Pork neck stew at Ham Ji Park. [Gourmet Pigs]

— An L..A. food blogger travels to South Africa. Giraffes. Namibian oysters. (The giraffes were part of the scenery, not dinner.) [Burnt Lumpia]

— Eating on the relative cheap at Mozza's Amaro Bar. [gastronomy]

— “Chinese Day Valentine's New Year Boozin' Mashup.” [SinoSoul]

Surfing at Venice Beach; Credit: Flickr/jondoeforty1

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