David Hammond writes a weekly food column for WednesdayJournal and is Dining and Drinking Editor at Newcity/Chicago. He hosted two seasons of “Soundbites” on Chicago Public Radio and two seasons of “You Really Should Eat This,” a television series produced in conjunction with the Village of Oak Park. He is co-founder of LTHForum.com, the 15,000 member food chat site; for several years he wrote weekly “Food Detective” columns in Chicago Sun-Times. Currently he contributes to Chicago Tribune, Plate, Make It Better and other publications. He has written extensively about the culinary and cultural traditions of Mexico, and he has contributed several chapters to Street Food around the World and The Chicago Food Encyclopedia.