Yes, boys and girls, it's the start of holiday season, in which the nation's greatest food writers are forced once again to reinvent the wheel. Every November I say a prayer of thanks that I write for an alt-weekly. God bless the Scrooges of the publishing industry.
Amber Waves of Antibodies by Barry Eastabrook (Gourmet.com): The USDA, flouting protests in the industry, has just made it easier to grow GMO plants bred for their drug-containing properties to be grown outdoors. The Cheney legacy continues!
Bonus link: I also want to issue a welcome-back to the Ethicurean's news digest feature, which disappeared for a year. It's the site to visit for sustainable-food news.
A few years back, my roommate and I were inventing recipes for his design portfolio. My contribution was Evil Walks the Earth (seitan and his mini-onions). David's was Bump and Grind (Caribbean curried Spam). His won the taste test. Your cooking video of the week is for Hawaiian spam sushi: