Holiday Gift Guide

- Top 5 gourmet foods that used to be cheap. Polenta is fancy??? (Cracked; via Ricky)

- Miss Conni Convergence April Showers Supper: a nearly sold-out weekend of private 5-course dinners in Brooklyn, served with a side of theater. Should be a blast- $40 tickets left for this Sunday!(Avant Garde Restaurant)

- Underground Food Collective dinners in May: three events to celebrate the bounty of spring with multi-course meals from local purveyors and breweries. A rooftop dinner! Don't miss it- prices start at $65. (Underground Food Collective)

- Above, the trailer for Food Inc., a new documentary coming to theaters in June, discussing food politics and the government-run industry (i.e. the bad guys). Interviews with Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser and The Omnivore Dilemma's Michael Pollan. After this and Meatless Monday, I'm becoming one of those people, aren't I?

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