Eaters Follow Food Trucks on Twitter; De Niro Talks about the Food Biz
Popular food trucks are using Twitter to alert their patrons where they'll be and when. Korean-style taco vendors, the Kogi BBQ trucks, started using 140-character messages to communicate with customers, as well as build their customer base, and other street vendors are doing the same. [AP via Google]
Following salmonella and E. coli outbreaks among people who ate popular frozen foods in the past few years, food companies are placing the responsibility for not getting sick on the consumer by branding boxes with specific cooking instructions. [NY Times]
Yet another top ten superfoods list includes all the usual suspects: blueberries, kale, wild-caught salmon and dark chocolate. [Forbes]
Robert De Niro opens up---just barely--about the closing of Ago, what it's like to be a celebrity restaurateur, and how he feels about Andrew Carmellini in a characteristically laconic Q&A with Robin Raisfield and Rob Patronite. [NY Magazine]
Colony collapse disorder, the mysterious disease that has been destroying the country's bee hives since 2006, has been linked to chemicals found in pesticides made by Bayer CropScience. Now, the National Honeybee Advisory Board wants a ban on the harmful products. [Salon]
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