Combo Plate: Disaster dining, naan hunting, a pasta quiz and more
-- Glenn Beck is sponsoring disaster preparedness kits. Depending upon which side of the aisle you are on, you are either cueing up one-liners about the apocalypse and end times, or you're thinking "That's not a bad idea..." and "You know, we do need some earthquake kits...." [Time]
-- Blogspotting: I asked friends on Twitter -- you are following @latimesfood, right? -- about their favorite blogs. Today's pick: Blackened Out. It's about New Orleans food, drinking and all-around NOLA good times. Great blog name, too. Thanks to @jshushan for the tip.
-- Have you ever seen a story on the side of a beer bottle? [Slashfood] (Author's note: If you can still read the side of the bottle, you're not drinking enough.)
-- The New York Times on the original California cuisine -- courtesy of Sunset Magazine. (Includes cool pic of Sunset headquarters.)
-- If you dream of a "Green Acres"-kind of life: The USDA announced $18 million in awards for beginning farmer and rancher training and mentoring programs. [National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition]
-- Does anyone know where we can find Peshwari naan on the Westside? A reader would like to know, and Daily Dish would like to help: Let us know in the comments section below.
-- Any tips for Combo Plate -- a hot news story, something that made you laugh, or a food blog that you simply must share? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Rene Lynch
Twitter / renelynch