Cravings: Why We Have Them and What They Mean by Devra First (Boston Globe): A feature accompanied, of course, by a sexyporn shot of a bar of chocolate. Because you're more likely to read about food cravings while you're having one.
Kitchen Essentials and Items You Can Pass By by Russ Parsons and Amy Scattergood (LA Times): There's been a flurry of these stories around the country lately, which I find a little yawny, but when RussParsons, one of my icons, gives out advice on what to buy and what to avoid? I'm paying attention.
Santa Cruz Organic Farm Wins Pesticide Suit by Bob Egelko (SF Chronicle, via Grinder): California courts assign a dollar value -- $1 million -- to the loss of income when pesticide drift from a large commercial farm onto an organic one nullifies the organic farmer's certification.
Speaking of melted chocolate, drinking it straight is now apparently a YouTube meme. If you'd like a slightly more appetizing/disturbing sight, watch this: