What we are reading:
San Francisco Chronicle ~ A surprising amount of energy in the wine world right now … 5 things about wine to focus on in 2012
Epicurious ~ The city of Mazatlan has a few culinary specialties worth seeking out … Tostilocos in Mazatlan
Huffington Post ~ If you google “sandwich art,” tons of images of expertly-designed sandwiches appear … Modern Art On Sandwiches: Mondrian, Pollack And More (PHOTOS)
Eatocracy ~ What do tomatoes, cheese and mackerel have in common? … The secret taste of umami.
The Atlantic Nutmeg, the rediscovery of the surprising intoxicant effect with a touch of history … My Nutmeg Bender.
The Guardian ~ What is it about over-the-top birthday cakes? … Crabzilla and the cult of bonkers birthday cakes.
Financial Times ~ 2011 may have been the year of the “foodie backlash” … Foodie intolerance.