The Big Appetite

On any given day, there’s no shortage of quality food writing in the American press. Here are some of the latest fresh catches concentrating on New York fare: The New York Times runs a follow-up story about the levels of mercury in the fish New Yorkers eat. (And yes, the Times does have a “Mercury in Tuna Navigator.”) The front-page bombshell from last week (read the story here) stirred this rebuttal from Slate’s Jack Shafer. Meanwhile, in the LA Weekly, the venerable epicurean Jonathan Gold takes Manhattan, critiquing pork preparation at various spots and eating “everything but the squeal.” And the Boston Globe rolls up its sleeves for the “Boston-New York Food Super Bowl.” Prediction: Heartburn by halftime.