"Pink Slime" Producer Sues ABC for Defamation

Beef Products Inc. has sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation over coverage of its "pink slime" meat product.

Adweek's Food Issue: Chang, Bourdain, and Epic Meal Time

Adweek's annual food issue features articles on David Chang, Anthony Bourdain, and the viral web series Epic Meal Time.


Social Media Users "Love" Beer

According to a a new social media analytics report, 77% of all opinions on social media about popular beer brands were positive. The report did not indicate whether users were drunk-tweeting at the time of the analysis.


Dining Editor Pete Wells Named Times Restaurant Critic

New York Times Dining Editor Pete Wells has been named the newspaper's chief restaurant critic. Susan Edgerley, former metropolitan editor, will take over leadership of the Dining section.


Food Sites Merge Editorial With Commerce

The AP takes a critical look at Gilt Taste, OpenSky, and other sites that have merged food editorial with online sales of food products.


Has Food Media Become Too Big?

Adweek: "Once the province of how-to cooking shows, food media has extended its reach—but has it become too big?"


Are Career Food Critics Going Extinct?

In the wake of Sam Sifton's departure as the New York Times dining critic, the Atlantic ponders whether we are witnessing the end of the career food critic?


Sam Sifton Named Times' National Editor

Sam Sifton, New York Times dining critic and a former editor of both dining and the culture section, has been named the new national editor for the paper by executive editor Jill Abramson.


Sam Sifton: "Leading Candidate" for Times' National Desk

According to Women's Wear Daily, New York Times resaturant critic Sam Sifton is a "leading candidate" to become the head of the Times' national desk. An anonymous source told WWD that Sifton "would make the leap in a minute -- he has much greater career ambitions than to be restaurant critic." Via eater.