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Cutbacks at Copia

Copia, the American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, is cutting back—laying off a third of its staff and planning to sell five acres of land in order to address its debt situation. READ MORE

Behold, the Bean

The L.A. Times devotes its food section to worshiping the coffee bean. Jitters ensue. READ MORE

Catch ‘Em Early

If kids haven’t developed a taste for wholesome, yummy food by kindergarten, will they be cursed with McPalates for the rest of their lives? Recent news articles and blog discussions say the answer is most likely yes. READ MORE

Chicago’s (Haute) Soup Kitchen

Three cheers for “Soul-Soothing Soups,” a surprisingly heartwarming story in Food & Wine that details the work of a skilled soup maker with a heart of gold. READ MORE

The Hunger

This week’s New York magazine features a riveting look at the Calorie Restriction movement and its adherents. Would you trade the pleasures of food for a few extra decades of life? READ MORE

Mutton With Kick, and More at Hunan’s Restaurant

Hunanese food can educate you about what salty really is. The food in Hunan province is known in China for being super salty. Still, if you steer clear of the eggplant and ground pork with pickled vegetables at Hunan’s Restaurant, you’ll probably be fine, READ MORE

Giovanni’s Gnocchi Champion

If nothing else, you’ve got to admire Giovanni’s for standing up for gnocchi. Not that it’s gotten a bad rap, exactly; it’s just that the Florentine dish is often overlooked in our pasta- and pizza-focused world, say the folks at Giovanni. Hence, the menu READ MORE

Schroeder’s

The kind of heavy, old-school German food that Schroeder’s specializes in is not something you would want to eat every day, but sometimes your soul needs Schweine Hoxen and goose liver pate. For those times, you are advised to report to Schroeder’s. *K READ MORE

Sweet and Spicy: Caribbean Heat in Amityville, L.I.

Amityville’s Sweet and Spicy nails the robust flavors of the Caribbean in homey dishes like oxtail, curry goat, dumplings, and kingfish escovitch, all good to great, says Wanda_Gorgonzola. If they’re serving coconut shrimp, go for it. ... READ MORE

Lucky Creation

Lucky Creation is a Buddhist vegetarian place with a good vibe for people who are into food. Everyone checks out other tables’ orders as they arrive to see what looks good, says fine wino. Braised bean curd with assorted vegetables hot pot is good–the READ MORE