Indian Food On the Rise; NYC Chefs Serve MyPlate-Friendly Dishes

Perdue ads will now feature not only chairman Jim Perdue, but 10 or so employees, and will take a more earnest approach toward chicken. [NY Times]

A number of casual Indian restaurants are cropping up around the country, including Café Spice in New York. [Nation's Restaurant News]

Experts say that it's not just sitting in front of the TV that causes childhood obesity, but also what sort of ads kids watch. [CNN]

The French had their own E. coli in outbreak recently -- also involving bean sprouts -- but officials say it appears to be isolated. [NY Times]

The Smithfield, owner of the world's biggest hog slaughterhouse, is looking to get into the smoked ham, bacon, and frozen meatballs game, putting Sara Lee in its sights. [Bloomberg]

New York chefs Eric Ripert, Lidia Bastianich, and Bill Telepan respond to Michelle Obama's new MyPlate system with dishes in their restaurants. [NY Post]

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