Todd Kliman, food and wine editor:
• David Zinczenko, editor in chief of Men's Health, released his annual list of caloric overload that makes you want to eat plain spinach for the next month: The Worst 20 Foods in America.
• But if you're pining for say, a Denny's Slam (a combo breakfast plate with some sweet carb—pancakes or waffles—plus eggs, meat, and hash browns), Zinczenko's people show you how to make one, with about 1/3 of the calories: Cook This: Waffles With Ham and Egg.
• A parody of the whole craft-cocktail/bar-chef/"mixologist" thing was long overdue: The Onion's radio segment Alcohol-Themed Bar Opens.
• . . . And this one just sounds like a parody: Chick-Fil-A Returns to Indiana University South Bend.
Kate Nerenberg, assistant food and wine editor:
• If there's a way to make a hot dog fancy, then surely there's a way to make seven-layer dip fancy. But do hours of labor and from-scratch cooking make the Super Bowl staple better than the classic version, made with almost all canned products? 7-Layer Dip Showdown.
• In a world when "foraging" is hip, what's fair game (literally)—and do you even want to eat what you find? Writer Catherine Price contemplates it all in a funny piece on Slate: Does This Rabbit Taste Like Tires?
Denise Wills, features editor:
• In Mark Bittman's new column, he gives suggestions for making America's food—and the people who eat, pick, and grow it—safer: A Food Manifesto for the Future.
Ann Limpert, food and wine editor:
• We've seen BLT cocktails and taken egg-salad-inspired shots, but this is a new one: Now Drinking: The Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Martini.
• And then there's this: Next Up: Lasagna Cupcakes.
• Unlike one of his peers, LA Weekly critic Jonathan Gold doesn't kicked out of a modern-Vietnamese restaurant: Red Medicine.
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