J.D. Salinger Food References; Padma Lakshmi's Baby Daddy Discovered
Matt Keiser, an inventor from Tribeca, has come up with what may be the world's first caffeinated beef jerky after spilling a can of Red Bull on some jerky by accident. Perky Jerky has been available for online purchase since August, and will be sold at Sports Authority stores as of next week. [NY Daily News]
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi is due to give birth soon, but has never revealed who impregnated her. Rumor has it that the father is venture capitalist Adam Dell. [NY Post]
J.D. Salinger, who died yesterday, once wrote a story entitled, This Sandwich Has No Mayonnaise, which was not at all about food. His father, Sol, was a food importer. [NY Times]
A group of chefs, restaurateurs, and other foodies got together to prioritize the Four Basic Elements of dining out: ambiance, food, price, and service. Which is most important? [NY Times]
Taco Bell is promoting its "Drive-Thru Diet" after a Florida woman claimed to have lost weight eating tacos. Dunkin' Donuts and KFC are also touting lower-calorie menu items. [NY Times]
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