- Above, McMickey Deluxe t-shirt by Joshua Agerstrand. $400.
- After finding out that Hell's Kitchen has 8 million viewers vs Glenn Beck's 3 million, Regina Schrambling writes: "I used to think 'reality' cooking shows on the teevee were just jackassery of the lowest order. Now I’m coming around to acknowledging they are seducing whole new generations into the endless wonders of food."
- Nikolas Kozloff, author of Revolution!: South America and the Rise of the New Left and No Rain in the Amazon: How South America's Climate Change Affects the Entire Planet — a qualified media critic! — writes some linkbait-y 1600 word piece for HuffPo musing whether or not Bourdain is cool anymore.
- Wisconsin State Journal: Does Wisconsin law require restaurants to put a slice of cheese on apple pie when served? The answer: no. [via Slashfood]
- Brooke Parkhurst ran her second blog post on her Daily News food blog, Full Plate. It starts out "'You are both mother and Martha Stewart/Daniel Boulud hybrid!' my inner voice booms." Later, she refers to her child not by name, but by "Baby." As in "It’s morning, roughly 6:53am, and I’ve just mashed up a banana for Baby."
- Wired: Self-Steered Tractors and UAVs: Future Farming Is (Finally) Now
- AdAge calls Food Network Magazine its A-List Launch of the Year (never mind that it launched 18 months ago): "...It's an easy read, free of the leaden prose -- rapturous descriptions of Tuscan sporks, omelets likened to mythological deities, etc. -- that too often weighs down foodie titles." A Hearst Magazines exec told AdAge: "A lot of the epicurean books had become like homework."