10/28/2011 04:57 pm ET Updated Dec 28, 2011

Great Food Stories Of The Week (Last Call)

Every Friday afternoon, HuffPost Food rounds up some of the best food articles of the week. Start your weekend off with some quality food writing, and hopefully quality food as well! Think we missed something great? Let us know.

NPR, Drinking Whiskey In The Spirit Of George Washington
The story of Mount Vernon's $185 whiskey.

Grub Street, Eleven Real Secrets Behind TV Food Styling
Make sure to check out all of Grub Street's "Feeding Tube" posts this week -- a fascinating look at the intersection of TV and food culture.

Washington Post, The Saffron King Is Running Out Of Saffron
How the Iran trade embargo affects some diners' diner plates.

io9, The Shocking True Story Of How Pringles Are Made
Not so appetizing.

National Geographic, The Ritual Of Chinese Banquets
Apparently, nobody likes Chinese banquet food.

New York Times, Regarding Wine and Beer Licenses, C.B. 3′s Rulings Have Little Sway Over S.L.A.
The complicated policies of liquor licenses.

Cargo Collective, Best Before
The photos of one man's grandmother's pantry. [Via Kottke]

NPR, Snuffing Out Snakehead By Putting It On The Plate
Eating an invasive species.

Some of our favorite recent HuffPost Food stories:

Hans Rueffert, Chef Without Stomach, Recovers From Cancer And Writes Cookbook
How contracting stomach cancer affected the livelihood of one chef.

A Collard Greens Opera
The Southern Foodways Alliance commissions "Leaves Of Green."

'The Chew': One Month In
How the new food daytime talk show is doing. Hint: It could be better.

Best Food Towns
The top 20 small towns by Michelin stars per capita.

A Week In The Life Of A Competitive Eater
That's a lot of chili.

When "Artisan" Means "Industrial."
How Big Food has co-opted the word "artisan."

Zagat 2012 'America's Top Restaurants' Results
How diners tip, meal costs and more.

How Do Dave Matthews, Banana Republic And More Branded Wines Stack Up?
Eh, not so well.