How to Have a Green Cookout; Tomatoes Make a Comeback This Year

Target, Wal-Mart, and Costco sell items like recycled aluminum foil, additive-free charcoal briquettes, and compostable cutlery for the ultimate green cookout. [Wall Street Journal]

Since the launch of Kogi Korean BBQ-To-Go in Southern California in November 2008, dozens of food vendors across the country have begun selling Korean tacos. [NY Times]

A roundup of no-cook recipes to beat the summer heat includes Nuela's tuna ceviche, Tanoreen's mahamara, and Michael "Bao" Huynh's spicy lemongrass beef carpaccio. [NY Post]

Last year's late blight devastated tomato crops, but this year, tomatoes are back and better than ever, cropping up on menus around the city. [NY Post]

Domino's Pizza says its reformulated pizza recipe is responsible for a 56 percent jump in second-quarter net income. [Nation's Restaurant News]

A church in Harlem runs the Abyssinian Fund, an effort to help 700 coffee farmers in Ethiopia improve the quality of beans and, in turn, their lives. [NY Times]

Lab tests have found high levels of BPA in receipts from McDonald's, CVS, KFC, Whole Foods, Safeway, Wal-Mart, and the U.S. House of Representatives cafeteria. [USA Today]

A survey conducted for NPR found that 61 percent of Americans are concerned about contamination of the food supply, especially meat. [NPR]

Restaurant letter grades kick off today, and the Department of Health has added 23 inspectors to its 157-strong roster to handle the workload. [NY Times]

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