Some people take the change in weather as opportunity to curl up with a good book while I use the winter as an excuse to hunker down and eat some meat.
Why not do both? Here's some stuff you should be reading!
Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture http://www.gastronomica.org/
Meat Paper: A Print Magazine of Art and Ideas about Meat
City Bites: Toronto's guide to great food and drink
The Book of Jewish Food: And Odyssey from Samarkand to New York by Claudia Roden
Jeffrey Steingarten: The Omnivore and in Vogue Magazine
Michael Pollan: The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Kenneth F. Kiple: A Movable Feast: Ten Millennia of Food Globalization