The Last Bite by Bee Wilson (New Yorker): Depression alert. London Telegraph columnist reviews four new books foretelling a potential apocalypse as the world depletes and/or mismanages its food resources.
Change We Can Stomach by Dan Barber (NY Times): One solution to our coming food worries, argues a prominent New York chef, is to rebuild our network of small family farms, which are more productive than farms practicing monoculture, anyway.
School Lunch Abroad: Another Way to Eat by Deborah Madison (Culinate): If I told you that French school children eat salad and stinky cheese for lunch and loved it, would you believe me? Oh, yeah. You would. It's the French.
Beyond Pie Filling by Matthew Amster-Burton (Gourmet.com): Local food writer gets unlimited access to backyard sour-cherry trees, making local food critic incredibly envious.