- Above, Vintage Japanese Sweets Mold - Pine Needles and Cones: "Often made of sakura (cherry wood) and seasoned for about 3 years before carving, kashigata were used to make dried confectionery made of rice flour and sugar called rakugan. Earliest records show that this practice dates back to the mid-17th century." $32.50 on Etsy. Seller has others. Update: It's sold.
- EMD's Paula Forbes was interviewed in the latest episode of The Dinner Party Download, talking about Thanksgiving issues of magazines.
- Food Network Humor: Top 10 Famous Foodies That Look Like Old Lesbians.
- "I had never been picked up in a Town Car or been given a clothing allowance." Ruth Reichl on working for Gourmet. [via Eater]
- Reuters In Norway, cops on the trail of "gingerbread town" vandals.
- Ask Reddit: How much actual cooking goes on in a corporate chain restaurant, like Chili's or Cracker Barrel anyway? Lots of answers.
- io9: Tasty Foods That Would Rather Eat You for Dinner.
- Times UK: Organised crime mushrooms as French fungi trade becomes lucrative [via Dangerous Minds]
- Jay Rayner: America loves cinnamon, but why put it in almost everything?