Food Blogs ‘Finally’ Get Respect; a Look at Our Country’s Flawed Food-Inspection Process

• The traditional food world is “finally” taking food blogs seriously. Maybe it’s because all the food magazines are closing? [WSJ]

• As if all the food recalls and salmonella outbreaks weren’t evidence enough: The food-inspection process in this country is pretty messed up. [WP]

• Starbucks is full of professionals — so focus on the image they’re projecting while waiting in line. [BusinessWeek]

• In Iowa, people can now pay bus fare simply by making food donations. [Des Moines Register]

• Chipotle customers who order Halloween night (wearing a costume, obviously) can get a burrito for two bucks — the proceeds will go to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution fund. [Toronto Star]