*The recession seems to have taken its toll on food too. Consumption of fruit juice dropped 13% in 2008. That's one of many factoids to be found in the USDA's newly released report on "food availability" and per-capita eating trends.
*Deep-fried hamburgers? At least one place you can find them is at Korzo's, a small and unpretentious restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y. The blog Serious Eats provides all of the details.
*You may call yourself a "foodie," but do you know what fraisage means? Well, I sure as hell didn't. But I do know, thanks to this post from the blog Whisk.
*Shouldn't the outer packaging of a food product inspire you a little, perhaps tease your imagination or just plain make you feel good? I think so. Think of that boring, yellow-and-white package in which Domino's sells its sugar. Now compare it to this -- a package of gelierzucker bought in an Austrian grocery store. Gelierzucker is a combo of sugar and pectin, and it's used to make jams and jellies.