Last week I chose to forgo my usual shameless plug for Facebook and Twitter in favor of getting into the “tumultuous” events in Egypt. This week, however, I’ve already managed to plug Facebook and Twitter—twice. Might as well keep being redundant and re-reference Egypt, after all, if what Thomas Kostigen says is true, Egypt is more of a domestic issue than it seems at the surface, especially based on Lester Brown’s assessment over at Grist.

What a time to be standing behind “foodies” in their various incarnations. The folks at James Beard and Food and Wine certainly are, so we extend our best wishes to members Jason Stratton, Loretta Keller, Jason Franey, Jake Rojas, and Sonja Finn.