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Chefs Don't All Have Big Kitchens; Foodspotting Raises $3M

Think you could be a better cook if only you had a kitchen like a five-star chef? Maybe not. Mehangir Mehta of the newly opened Mehtaphor, Anita Lo of Annisa, and husband-and-wife team Jo-Ann Makovitzky and Marco Moreira of Tocqueville and 15 East are among chefs with tiny apartment kitchens. [NY Times]

Felix Ortiz, of last year's proposed salt ban, has a new bill: a tax on video games and snacks. The problem is that it doesn't exclude math games or brown rice cakes. [Reason]

Giada De Laurentiis is on the cover of Redbook this month. She takes the opportunity to reiterate that she did not have sex with John Mayer. [People]

France and Denmark have now also been affected by Germany's tainted food scare, which resulted from pig and chicken feed contaminated with dioxin. [NY Times]

Meal deals are everywhere this month: two-for-one chicken sandwiches at Burger King, a "Free Fries For All" promo at Wendy's, and cheap pizza at Domino's. [USA Today]

Foodspotting, the food-porn dish-recommendation website, has raised $3 million in its initial round of institutional funding. [Venture Beat]

A new study reveals that fussy babies get introduced to solid foods earlier and, therefore, are more likely to become fat babies. [FOX News]

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