A Few Gaffes, a Lot of Golds by Corie Brown (LA Times). Though unfortunately the author keeps her claws retracted, this investigation into how Trader Joe's Three-Buck Chuck won double-gold at a national wine competition does shed light onto all those awards wineries tout.
See Recipe on Back by Aïda Mollenkamp (Chow): Ten back-of-the-package recipes apparently worth making.
This Is Your Brain on Food by Kristin Leutwyler Ozelli (Scientific American): No surprise here, but scientists have finally determined that meth and salt-and-vinegar chips may trigger the same brain circuits in their respective addicts. (Thanks to Grinder for the link.)