American Barbecue Goes Asian; Heinz Cuts the Salt

Flavors used in the grilling traditions of Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and other Asian countries are becoming popular in American barbecue joints. [Wall Street Journal]

Heinz ketchup is changing its 40-year-old recipe to lower the salt content. Fans of the original recipe fear the change could be the new New Coke. [NY Post]

A food expert is calling to ban sugary sodas from the $58 billion-a-year U.S. food stamp program, which helps feed one in eight Americans. [Reuters]

Taco Bell has hit a new low -- price, that is. The chain is offering a $2 value meal that includes a taco or burrito, a bag of Doritos, and a drink. [USA Today]

A recent article in the Times about upscale dining with babies invited more than 100 -- mostly angry or negative -- comments. [CNN]

Crumbs and morsels of food that fall into the cracks of your computer keyboard are prime midnight snacks for disease-carrying vermin, according to a study. [NY Daily News]

Brooklyn Grange, a new 40,000-square-foot rooftop farm (nearly an acre), is under way on the roof of an industrial building in Long Island City. [NY Times]

Subway has sent cease-and-desist letters to mom-and-pop sandwich shops nationwide, claiming the term "footlong" is proprietary. [NY Daily News]

It turns out, unsurprisingly, that Jennifer Aniston does not subsist on a baby-food diet. The rumor baffled the actress, who says she's "been on solids for about 40 years now." [People]

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