Many talented people write about food every day, so it can be difficult to find what’s worth reading. Here are some good places to start, in my humble opinion.

I will rarely (if ever) discuss the negative consequences of enjoying a rich gastronomic existence. We all know what our limits are, when to indulge, and when to invest more time at the gym. But it is worth discussing, and who better to bring to the podium than Frank Bruni. Those of us who take our enjoyment seriously work out every day — it’s a fact. But Bruni . . . holy crap. Please follow the link to read how a man can ingest 12,000 calories a day and stay beautiful. His love for butter knows no bounds, so read and be inspired.

Edible Brooklyn is my favorite magazine (or at least my favorite quarterly). Not only do they, in their words, “celebrate the borough’s diverse food and delicious culture,” but they do so in a nicely illustrated and designed package that belongs on all of your bookshelves. And all for the very low price of $0. This isn’t just about places to go, but about local markets, what Brooklyn celebs have in their fridges, and on and on. It’s part of a larger organization that publishes similar magazines in communities around the country.

This is one of my favorite essays on food. Bill Buford is best known for his book on Molto Mario. In this New Yorker piece he employs the same undercover insight for a look at Will Goldfarb’s dessert restaurant, Room 4 Dessert. Please take the time to download and read at your leisure. The essay, like its subject, must be savored.

Here, Cindy Price of the New York Times takes a road trip down Highway 1 along the California coast in search of the perfect taco. It’s educational for sure, but uniquely touching as well. It’s a simple snack, which makes it beautiful, and where better to look for the best than one of the most beautiful stretches in the whole country? This gave me an appreciation for tacos that I’ve never had.

You may or not know of Dr. Andrew Weil (and you should — he’ll save you from malnutrition and misery if you let him), but you should regardless visit the gardening section of his website for the ongoing horticultural journalings of one Jace Mortenson. Jace is an old friend and probably my favorite living poet and here, in his regular column for Dr. Weil, he lends his wit and eloquence to sharply observed and loving essays on particular vegetables he’s having fun raising and eating at the moment. You will enjoy it no matter how little you care about gardening.

What a serendipitous pleasure the “Lunch” blog is — an almost daily helping of lunchtime reports with a 4PM addendum of what the authors had for mid-afternoon dessert that day. “Lunch” is a celebration of taking a break, taking time to appreciate, and loving the food we have available to us here. Each post is written with Zen-like simplicity and inspiration.

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