El Bulli to Become a Culinary School; Bread Stuy Saved by Neighborly Love

Hotelier Andre Balazs broke his toe, he says, explaining why he was sporting a cane at a party at Kenmare, the new restaurant by Beatrice Inn's Paul Sevigny. [NY Post]

What does Bocuse d'Or say about our culinary culture? Well, it's not really about cooking, pens Josh Ozersky. It's about "spectacle, and the ability to produce towering showpieces." [Time]

Why are we more prone to foodborne illnesses these days? Partly because new disease-causing organisms have emerged and food imports are on the rise. [Wall Street Journal]

Now that Ferran Adria has announced that El Bulli will in 2014 become a foundation for culinary study, and not a restaurant, will more people have access to it? [NY Times]

El Bulli, as we know it (or have heard of it) is closing. But, if you've never eaten there, don't feel bad, writes Frank Bruni. It was very difficult to plan for a meal there. [NY Times]

Is big soda the new big tobacco? At roughly 50 gallons per person per year, it appears to cause childhood obesity and diabetes. [NY Times]

Bread Stuy, which has become a symbol of the gentrified Bed Stuy, was seized due to tax trouble; neighbors rallied to raise funds to save it. [NY Times]

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