Here's what I've been reading and watching this week:
Offal Evangelist (Chow): A video segment about Chris Cosentino, a San Francisco chef who's obsessed with off cuts. I've eaten this man's ox heart and pig ear, and you don't need to be an extreme-eats fan to love them.
Forget the Farm Bill by Tom Philpott (Grist.org): As the U.S. farm bill looks more and more like a disaster (for farmers who do not grow corn for ethanol, that is), one commentator decides to turn his back on the feds and look locally for support.
DC Dining and an Economist’s Plate by Jane Black (Washington Post): Tyler Cowen is an economist who takes a Freakanomics approach to determining which hole in the wall he's going to eat at next.
Napa Wineries Face Global Warming (KQED): This video segment, produced by the Bay Area's public television station, looks at how winemakers in the nation's most prestigious winegrowing region are preparing for a bleak future.