The Talk of Thai Town by Linda Burum (LA Times): Regional Thai food is taking off in Los Angeles, the city with the largest Thai population in the United States. I only include this article because Seattle, which has to have the largest concentration of Thai restaurants in America, should please take note. Screw your massumon, I want kaeng paa plaa duk luuk taw (catfish curry with sator tree beans).
The Proper Cup of Tea by Meredith Arthur and Eric Slatkin (Chow): A video profile of tea master James Norwood Pratt, part of Chow's series on obsessives. This man deserves a smoking jacket.