Food Bloggers Everywhere; Child Cookbook at No. 1

A New Hampshire lobsterman caught a rare, cobalt-blue lobster last Wednesday. The 1 1/2-pound lobster will not be boiled alive, but will instead live out its days at the Seacoast Science Center. Only one in 5 million lobsters are blue. [NY Daily News]

In these times of do-it-yourself cooking and gardening, the proliferation of food bloggers and twitterers can make it hard for diners and grocery shoppers to get what they traditionally sought from food writing: advice on what to eat. [Business Week]

Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child is topping the bestseller list for the first time since it was published 48 years ago. Thanks to the movie Julie & Julia, more copies of the book sold in one week than in any full year previous. [NY Times]

Nicholas D. Kristof waxes sentimental about his family farm, claiming that food now produced industrially has lost its soul -- but has gained new super-strong pathogens due to widespread antibiotic use. [NY Times]

According to a new study, in times of change we don't crave comfort food but, in fact, crave new and unfamiliar foods. The study was conducted among undergrads -- those whose lives were in flux chose foods they didn't know. [Time]


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