The Hypocrisy of Locavore Wine Lists; Travelers Embrace ‘Kitchen Vacations’

• The country’s best locavore restaurants practice hypocrisy when it comes to their wine lists, since they ignore American wines for European bottles. [Daily Beast]

• The proliferation of the Bloody Mary on cocktail menus in recent years, according to Frank Bruni, is due to the way it “thoroughly indulges both cheeky mixology and farm-to-table virtuousness.” [NYT]

• Marseille is poised to become France’s next great food city. [T Magazine/NYT]

• The Gastronauts is a roving dinner club for adventurous New Yorkers who aren’t afraid to eat things like cod sperm, lamb’s head, and freshly killed octopus. [NYT]

• More travelers are going on “kitchen vacations,” culinary-themed getaways that range from chef demonstrations to all-day cooking classes. [USAT]

• Having mastered burgers at Good Stuff Eatery, Spike Mendelsohn has moved on to pizza with his new Washington, D.C., eatery: We, the Pizza. [Politico Click]

The Hypocrisy of Locavore Wine Lists; Travelers Embrace ‘Kitchen