When the Mercury-News laid off much of its staff recently, we lost the reporting of food editor Carolyn Jung. I loved her articles because she always went the extra mile. She reported not just on the food and the recipes, she would find out where it is available and interview local chefs on how they use it. I especially remember an article on fresh garbanzo beans (who knew?).
Happily, Carolyn resurfaced quickly as FoodGal, where she has been posting an article every day or two with her "musings on food, wine, laughter, and life."