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Our cultural foodie moment means that there are heaps of food-related news stories, info pieces and commentaries that appear on a daily basis. Here are our favourites of the week.

A very good reason to have a microwave: easy brown butter.

The New York Times has announced their new restaurant critic. Lucky bastard.

Splitting cheques should only rely on your elementary school division skills.

How do you feel about cooking without a recipe?

Trendspotting at Canada’s Gold Medal Plates 2011.