01/06/2012 06:16 pm ET Updated Mar 07, 2012

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.

Business Week, Nestle Gains With Heinz as China Fears Local Food Safety
Major food companies find fear to be a compelling marketing strategy in the People's Republic.

New York Times, Eric Asimov: How the View from the Critic's Perch Has Changed
A great essay on a very solid restaurant critics' interregnum.

CNN, The Rise And Fall Of Open Table
Spoiler alert: it's mostly the stock price that's rising and falling.

Grist, Is All-You-Can-Eat-Shrimp Killing The Mangroves?
Maybe! But it's definitely killing your New Year's Resolution diet!

Slate, Against Pepper: Salt Needs A New Companion
For a second, we thought this was called "Against Peppa." Thank god it's not! What would we do without "Push It!"?

The Atlantic, Don't Hold The Salt
Don't worry, Atlantic, we weren't going to. But it's nice to hear that we shouldn't feel guilty about it.

Chowhound, A History Of Dissing Charlie Trotter
Too soon?

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