05/18/2012 04:05 pm ET

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.

PopSci, Making Preserved Food Actually Taste Good
Preserving food isn't hard -- the challenge is in the flavor (or lack thereof, or disgustingness thereof).

Paper, Culinary Cool Kids
Meet the new generation of food pioneers cropping up from across the nation.

Grub Street, Couch Potatoes: Watching an Hour of Food Network With Mimi Sheraton
Harsh words for some of Food Network's stars.

Food Republic, John Currence, The Chef Who Happily Banned Pork Specials
“If another motherf*cker puts a charcuterie plate in front of me I will punch him in the face."

Gawker, Food as Music: When Foodies Went Too Far
Backlash that kicked off more backlash over whether chefs are the new rock stars.

Eatocracy, Chefs With Issues: Food For The Heart
James Beard award-winning chef Michael Anthony, on recovering from open-heart surgery.

Squid Ink, Q & A With Joel Stein: The "Intolerable Foodie" on Organics, Foodie Culture + Man Food
"I can't do any more tasting menus. I think the whole culture feels that way."

Eatocracy, Written In The Stars: The Art Of The Bad Review
Restaurant critics, on the morals of reviewing bad restaurants.

Wired, Momofuku Puts Mold, Bacteria on the Menu
Would you like some Aspergillus oryzae with your rice?

Gourmet Live, What (And How) To Eat Naked
What to do if you should suddenly find yourself naked and insatiable…for food (what else?).