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• The Butcher & Larder’s Rob Levitt guest posts about what to do with a ham, at

Crain’s chats with Alec Mikhaylov of the great Alef Sausage Co., makers of 45 different kinds of Russian sausage.

• LTHForum poster Habibi lays down the Law of Hummus.

Nightwood’s Jason Vincent is dubbed one of Food & Wine’s best new chefs for 2013, reports Grubstreet.

• The Local Beet filed its 2013 CSA Guide.

• Steve Dolinsky blitzed across Japan and Korea last week and filed several reports.

• Chicagoist has the goods on the return of Zina Murray and Logan Square Kitchen’s food business licensing consultancy.

• Tom Hogan of Bernard’s Bar in the Waldorf Astoria mixes up the scotchy Foreigner at Chicago Cocktail Chronicles.

The latest mesmerizing Alinea video from Christian Seel, below the jump.