Because you can’t possibly read them all, I’ve rounded up the “best of” lists that are worth reading (or at least skimming).

In food policy:

In health:

In cooking & eating:

  • Best of 2011 – Kitchen Tools We Love [Apartment Therapy]
  • 15 Recipes to Lighten Things Up in the Kitchen [Apartment Therapy]
  • Sam Sifton’s Top 10 Restaurants of 2011 [New York Times] (or as Kim Severson said, the Top 10 Restaurants You Will Now Not Be Able to Get Into)
  • 11 Food and Drink Trends of 2011 [Serious Eats]
  • Best of FOOD52 in 2011 [FOOD52]

In books:

Here’s to 2012!