January 4 Morning Roundup

… And we’re back. Cheese Underground’s five favorite new Wisconsin cheeses of 2009 (Hook’s 15-year cheddar deserves at least an honorable mention), Rick Nelson reviews the 2009 Twin Cities food scene, a head-to-head comparison of IKEA and Ingebretsen’s meatballs, insight into buying ethical dairy and eggs, adventures in worcestershire sauce, thoughts about Crescent Moon and memories of an Afghan adventure, a Jucy Lucy sighting in Wisconsin, 112 Eatery and Heidi’s are among the culinary underdogs of the decade, and Zimmern’s hit parade of favorite local dishes.