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The New Yorker runs a profile of LA Weekly restaurant critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Gold, a man who drives 20,000 miles a year

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The Food Section: American Wine Prices Plummet, BPA Found in Most Canned Food

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The New Yorker runs a profile of LA Weekly restaurant critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Gold, a man who drives 20,000 miles a year and consumes obscene quantities of food hunting down LA's most interesting things to eat. (You have to be a subscriber to read it online, so pick up a copy at the store.)

Corie Brown of Zester Daily says that the recession, combined with oversupply, is killing the ultra-ultrapremium wine market (e.g., the Screaming Eagles and Opus Ones), and diverting grapes from California's top vineyards to winemakers who are turning them into $20 bottles of wine. Does this mean that American wine is going to be affordably priced from here on out?

Bruce Buschel has released his second set of 50 things restaurant staff should never do. (Here's the first set.)

Chow profiles 13 people it says are the most influential in food today. They include vegan cookbook author Bryant Terry, fermented-foods guru Sandor Katz, Stumptown founder Duane Sorensen, and one of the best cookbook authors on the planet, Deborah Madison.

At the Huffington Post, Naomi Starkman reports that most major brands of canned foods test positive for bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical connected to breast and prostate cancer, birth defects, and heart disease.

Bonus link: Regretsy mocks, but I used to beg my mother to let me make these.

 
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