From Discover, an article on the science at the very soul of cooking. A review of The Warmest Room in the House: How the Kitchen Became the Heart of the Twentieth-Century American Home by Steven Gdula. A review of The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food by Judith Jones. The Holy Church of Food: A review of In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan (and more and more). An interview with Erik Finklestein, co-author of The Fattening of America: How The Economy Makes Us Fat, If It Matters, and What To Do About It. Secrets of weight loss revealed!: A review of Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss—and the Myths and Realities of Dieting by Gina Kolata and Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink.