12/20/2013 08:24 am ET

The Must-Read Food Articles Of 2013

The year 2013 was a big year for food in the national spotlight. From GMO debates across the country to the non-stop reign of kale, there were plenty of topics to keep cocktail party conversations flowing.

But beyond the major news stories, there were also some beautifully-written food pieces that might not have made major headlines, but are most definitely worth reading. Here are our picks for the best food articles of the year:

Editor's Note: We only included articles that are available online.

Best Food Articles 2013