Andrew Cuomo's Mom Disses Sandra Lee's Lasagna; Shaved Ice Rules

Matilda Cuomo, mother of gubernatorial candidate Andrew, who is dating Food Network star Sandra Lee, says there's no way her Italian-America son actually enjoys Lee's lasagna, which is made with cottage cheese and tomato soup. [NY Daily News]

A survey of passenger satisfaction with domestic airlines revealed improvements overall, although food is still terrible, especially at Delta/Northwest, which has the worst meals. [CNN]

Pulino's, the Meatball Shop, and Koryodang are among the restaurants serving shaved ice drinks with fresh fruits and artisanal ingredients instead of neon, sugary syrups. [NY Times]

Red Mango is rolling out a line of smoothies in an effort to set itself apart from competitors like Pinkberry, while simultaneously competing with chains like Jamba Juice. [Nation's Restaurant News]

A new study reveals that people who eat a lot of sweets have a higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer than those who avoid sugar. [Reuters]

In another study, researchers found that eating two or more servings of brown rice a week can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. [NY Times]

Following in the footsteps of McDonald's, Starbucks has announced that, as of July 1, it will offer free Wi-Fi in all stores, eliminating the $3.99 fee for two hours of access. [Wall Street Journal]

Americans have grown to love hummus, but only since it began being produced in a range of nontraditional flavors, like guacamole, jalapeño, and peanut butter. [NY Times]

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