Friday Feast: Food Writing This Week

This week, we took you to L.A.'s newest Farmer's Market and over to Adams Pack Station for one delicious pulled pork sandwich, but there's an entire world of food out there that, frankly, we just don't have the time or room to cover. So, as is our pre-weekend tradition, here are a handful of articles from other places that we give the big thumbs-up to.

Mastering the Margarita: Margaritas remind us of college and whenever our mother would invite the neighborhood ladies over for a night of rumor-mongering disguised as a game of canasta, so there's good reason we never really respected the beverage. But, as this article in the Wall Street Journal points out, it is a mixed drink that deserves us all collectively pouring our mix down the drain and making our margaritas from scratch.

The Eleven Most Shockingly Gross Food-Industry Settlements: Are you eating right now while you're reading this post? How about this, then. Let's go ahead and put down that salad or sandwich or whatever item you're noshing on, and then click on over to this (fascinating/gross/interest-gusting) list over at Grub Street about the worst food-industry settlements. We're talking knives in sandwiches, dead rats and loose skin here, folks.

How Researchers Came Up With Nutrition Requirements: Over at The Atlantic is an interesting little Q&A post regarding how it is that "we" (as in, "society") has determined the various nutritional requirements that you'll find on the labels of every kind of food. Spoiler: Prisoners as guinea pigs!

L.A.'s Top 10 Chinese Restaurants: Alright, enough disgusting and/or depressing food stuff. We'll leave you with this, Patric Kuh from Los Angeles magazine and his choices for the best 10 Chinese restaurants in Los Angeles and its lovely environs. Try them all! (Well, not this weekend. You know, space it out a little.)

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Rick Paulas has written plenty of things, some of them serious, many of them not, scattered over the vast expanses of the Internet. He lives in Los Angeles and is a White Sox fan.
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