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This week's selection of food news stories and commentary from around the Internet. And yes, some of them involve Thanksgiving:

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The Food Section: Urban Hunters, Paula Deen, the Punching Bag

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This week's selection of food news stories and commentary from around the Internet. And yes, some of them involve Thanksgiving:

The New York Times tracks a trend that warms our hearts here at Voracious: Rural hunters are teaching urban food geeks how to hunt boar and deer. Our favorite quote: "Until recently, tree stands and Mossy Oak camouflage were rarely mentioned in the same breath as, say, heirloom tomatoes." Thank you, Michael Pollan, for helping city dwellers see hunting as more than a cruel redneck pastime. Perhaps the locavores can now teach the sport hunters that they should love their game and eat it, too.

Does Thanksgiving reeeeeally stress you out? (Here's a preliminary tip: Make fewer dishes.) At the Seattle Times, Nancy Leson links to a list of Thanksgiving hotline and help websites. The Ocean Spray staffers may not be prepared to hear your family horror stories, so stick to the cranberry queries.

Tom Philpott at Grist discovers Martha Stewart's latest pre-Thanksgiving show is all about the horrors of the meat industry and how to cook a Tofurkey-free vegetarian Thanksgiving.

Salon launches Salon Food, having plucked the amazing Francis Lam out of the ashes of Gourmet to run the new section. Right now it's a mix of original essays, mostly by Lam, and food-related AP stories.

And yes, Paula Deen was hit in the head with a ham. If that doesn't satisfy your need for PD schadenfreude, there's this video, too. Is she becoming the Soupy Sales of the food world?

 
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