Could losing weight cause you to increase your wealth? Jay Zagorsky thinks so. Poppy Tooker believes Slow Food USA has lost its way, but President Josh Viertel defends the organization. Colman Andrews shares his picks for America's most powerful people in food this year. Amy Scattergood details her adventures with kids making pasta from scratch, and architect George Legendere takes a more in-depth look at pasta through the lens of mathematics. Plus, Jonathan Gold discovers a restaurant in the San Gabriel Valley with a beautiful menu and the best fried rice in town.