Another Sign of Restaurant Recovery: New Hires; Is Your Favorite Farmers Market Vendor Really a Farmer?

A brief history of the term "tweezer food," as most recently used by Josh Ozersky in his takedown of Sam Sifton's praising review of Sho Shaun Hergatt. [NY Times]

In some farmers markets, the farmers have been replaced: the goods are actually sold by resellers, who buy up produce from farmers, then resell it at a profit. [Wall Street Journal]

Restaurant operators expect to do more hiring in the second quarter of this year, with plans to add both hourly and management staff, another sign of the industry's recovery. [Nation's Restaurant News]

Lovin' Scoopful Gourmet Light Ice Cream was founded as a sustainable source of revenue for the Special Olympics and other worthy causes. [Huffington Post]

Recent studies confirm that skipping out on sleep can, in fact, lead to increased calorie intake and, thus, weight gain. [NY Times]

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