Do Resto P.R. People Have to Like the Food?; Chazz Palminteri Opens a New York Eatery in Baltimore

Bruce Buschel continues his rant about restaurant PR, asking an age-old restaurateur question: Does the publicist have to like the food? [NY Times]

A California farm has recalled 64,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and pork meals because the broccoli in the packages may be tainted with Listeria monocytogenes. [Food Safety Recall]

Rising world food prices are still the day's biggest food news story, with a record high for commodities like wheat and corn reached in February. [BusinessWeek]

Mark Bittman creates a vegetable-soup matrix split into four essential categories: creamy, brothy, earthy, and hearty. [T Magazine]

Wendy's is establishing a joint venture to re-enter the Japanese market, with a plan to open its first Tokyo location this year. [Wall Street Journal]

Chazz Palminteri, best known for his role in A Bronx Tale, is opening a restaurant in Baltimore called Chazz: A Bronx Original. [Baltimore Sun]

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