Roasted Chioggia beets with nectarine juices & marjoram.

We gobble the various food sections up each Wednesday. Here is our short and sweet favorite nibbles from today's offerings.

SF Chronicle: Michael Bauer eats and examines the L.A. dining scene. We're shocked, shocked! to find out that many folks there feel they are and deserve celebrity treatment and ample ego stroking from restaurant staff. The Vegetable Harvest cookbook by Patricia Wells gets a look, which was discussed two months ago by SFist. Stone fruit cooks and even romances, but we aren't sure one should go so far as forgetting diamonds and "give stone fruit" to a love interest instead.