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• Food writer Jonathan Gold says that "the best thing that had ever come out of my oven" was a four-hour roast of pork shoulder rubbed with salt and fennel pollen and stuffed with garlic, rosemary, and wild fennel. L.A. Weekly

• These five easy tips for food photography work just as easily for shooting gorgeous images at home. Skip Town

• Another writer joins the anti-cupcake bandwagon: Joe Queenan (who prefers pie) thinks the miniature cake "symbolizes compromise and acquiescence, a retreat from American greatness." That may be, but they do still taste good. WSJ

• The EU has approved new sustainability labeling for the endangered European eel, with each member country required to come up with a plan to restore the diminishing, overfished population. UK Guardian

• Ten reasons why food is the real thing that makes the world go 'round, from China's strategic pork reserves (really!) to the Doomsday Pepper Vault. Foreign Policy

• Who's missing from this list of the 50 most important women in food? Gourmet Live

• A northern California public television station did a cheese segment so in-depth that there's video footage of feta inside an MRI machine. Eater Nat'l

• An asparagus-and-bacon hash (topped, of course, with a fried egg) is a perfectly comforting use for our favorite spring vegetable. Serious Eats

Pictured: Artist Ed Bing Lee knits food, and it is extremely cool.

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