06/29/2012 01:33 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.

Wall Street Journal, Secrets Of A Great Importer
How Kermit Lynch got to be Kermit Lynch.

Grist, Meatifest Destiny
How Big Meat is taking over the midwest.

Ad Age, Butter's Back -- Sales Rise as Consumers Seek Pure Ingredients
Sayonara, margarine. Sort of.

Serious Eats, Why Street Vendors Are Vital To NYC Food Culture
An excellent essay on the importance of street food.

NPR, A Nation Of Meat Eaters: See How It All Adds Up
Some interesting facts and charts about meat consumption, as part of NPR's Meat Week.

Slate, Food's Class Warfare
Do poor people eat badly because of limited options or personal preference?

Grub Street, Sloshed: How To Drink At Weddings
Be drunk but not too drunk, mostly.

The Awl, A Chat With Competitive Eater Maria Edible
Dispelling stereotypes, modeling on the side and more.

Wall Street Journal, Dan Barber's Culinary Crusade
The locavore chef on his gripe with vegetarianism and the power of pleasure.