The Bartender Who Started It All by William Grimes (NY Times): On the first celebrity barchef, and the cocktails he helped create. Any bartender brave enough to make Jerry Thomas's signature Blue Blazer should call us.
Bounty Hunter by Paul Anton Kruger (Chicago Tribune): A profile of the man who has the best job of all time: scouring the world for novel culinary products, then helping chefs back in the States figure out what to make with them.
Food and Farm Bill Special (Ethicurian): The Ethicurian has been tracking the progress of the U.S. Food and Farm Bill for years now, and rounds up the most recent coverage on the machinations currently going on to shape it. Fantastic.
Bitter Harvest for Small Farms by Jane Black (Washington Post): Small-scale farmers are flouting food regulations to produce what they say is cleaner, better food. Now the government is cracking down.