Comfort Food Scientifically Proven to Chase Away Blues; Veggie Burgers Upgrade

Comfort food is shown to chase away feelings of loneliness, according to a new study, which suggested that just thinking about foods from childhood can make people feel better. [Telegraph]

Del Monte is recalling nearly 5,000 cartons of cantaloupes that may be contaminated with a form of salmonella. [Reuters]

Nestlé, under increased scrutiny following reports of child exploitation on cocoa farms in Africa, says ending child labor in rural areas would be impossible. [FoxBusiness]

Barbuto's Jonathan Waxman did not use a professional writer, as many chefs do, to write his cookbook, Italian, My Way. [NY Times]

Veggie burgers across the country are getting an upgrade, including at Burger & Barrel in Soho, where Josh Capon says his chickpea-based meatless option "eats like a burger." [NY Times]

The tsunami in Japan devastated fish markets, which has affected how New York sushi restaurants are purchasing seafood. [NY Times]

The Shop Brooklyn is a beer-and-wine bar housed inside a motorcycle garage on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. [NY Post]

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