food for thought: 10.09.09

It’s been quite the week:

This actually made me feel good, as I read it while eating a delicous burger from Garden Path Farms, the Amish meat guys at the H Street Freshfarm Market. [NY Times]

Ben Ali passed. [14th and You, DCist, Serious Easts, slashfood, Washington Post Obits]  On a side note, yes, the Washington Post has an obit twitter feed, which seems a little bizarre/morbid.

Gourmet is dead.  But you can help save it here.  Also, follow Ruth Reichl on Twitter.  [NY Times]

Christpher Kimball’s editorial provoked a lot of responses from the interwebs, among them Ed Levine of Serious Eats.  You can find Kimball’s rebuttal to the blowback on his blog.  [NY Times, Serious Eats, Christopher Kimball blog]


Also, happy birthday to Guillermo del Toro, director of one of my favorite movies, Pan’s Labyrinth.