12/05/2012 04:13 pm ET

The Best Food Articles Of 2012

Sometimes, you read a food story so good that you can't wait to share it with the world. In 2012, there were many of these articles -- the kind that made us hungry, made us cry and made us laugh. And that's what's so great about food -- it's a subject that lends itself to an endless variety of conversations.

Here are HuffPost Food's favorite articles of the year. There are undoubtedly more great stories out there, but we were most struck personally by the ones highlighted here. If you missed any of them earlier this year, we strongly recommend you save these for some leisurely holiday reading.

Editor's Note: We only included articles that are currently available online.