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Weekend Reading List: top stories from our sister sites, from bookshops to protest flops

Every weekend we round up the highlights from the other websites in the St. Joseph Media family. Check them out, after the jump.

Torontoist has full coverage of last Sunday’s Foodstock, a locavorian extravaganza featuring a horde of talented Ontario chefs cooking up magic in the middle of a forest. Oh, and it was set up to protest some quarry or something. Read the entire story [Torontoist] »

• Fashion has shots of all the stylish philanthropists at Toronto’s 10th Booby Ball, a breast cancer benefit that featured a bouncy castle, storm troopers and the classic Marilyn Monroe–in–a–cake routine this year. Plus, 90210’s Shenae Grimes and Jessica Stroup flew in. If only stomach cancer benefits were this cool. View the slideshow [Fashion] »

• Peanut butter prices are set to skyrocket in the next month; Canadian Family has the reason why, plus four sticky alternatives that probably won’t trigger quite the same nostalgia. Read the entire story [Canadian Family] »

• Ever-clever Mark Bourrie explains why the Occupy movement resonates in the United States while Ottawa’s protest was a total flop. Bourrie’s take is certainly a lot more interesting than what our media are saying about Occupy Toronto. Read the entire story [Ottawa Magazine] »

• The antiquarians at Where have picked out Toronto’s best bookstores, which boast rare titles, author readings and insightful recommendations you can’t get on your Kobo—at least, not yet. See the list [Where] »

20 Minute Supper Club is highlighting the five most popular dishes on the site right now. We expected their maple-pecan apple crisp to take the number one spot, but that honour goes to a somewhat healthier Moroccan quinoa salad. See the recipe [20 Minute Supper Club] »

• Step aside, Prairie GirlsWeddingbells has 18 tremendous cupcake ideas, including black icing, ornate tops pulled straight from the Ancien Régime and even an Inception-style cupcake in a cupcake. View the slideshow [Weddingbells] »

• The International Festival of Authors kicked off on Wednesday at the Harbourfront Centre and runs until the end of the month. Quill and Quire has some fun photos from the pre-fest pep rally, including last year’s Giller Prize winner Johanna Skibsrud shaking pom-poms and an appearance by Ryerson’s Eggy the Ram. View the slideshow [Quill and Quire] »