September 4 Morning Roundup

The coolest photos of broccoli romanesco you’ll see this month (looks like magnified pollen or something… very fractal!), meditations on corn (baby, fried cakes, and more) from Anna of True Thai, photos from the newly opened Grand Szechuan in Bloomington, mango hot sauce and a great photo from A Crafty Lass, campfire pizza in a dutch oven, Lee tries to eat local at the State Fair, Tangled Noodle interviews Tammy Wong of Rainbow (plus recipe!), The Captain’s Chair writes up stouts, from the first examples of the form to Surly Darkness, and Michael Tortorello tallies up his local garden and finds that a $940 investment produced… $190 worth of food.