Old School Diets Return; Foods Chefs Can't Stomach

Jacques Torres is using his secret weapon to sell Valentine's Day sweets again this year: saucy messages. Sales of his chocolate lollipops went up last year when he wrote "spank me" on them. [NY Post]

New legislation will ban the sale of candy and sugary beverages in schools. On-campus vending machines will be "filled with nutritious offerings" to make eating healthy easier. [NY Times]

Former owner of the Monterey, Calif.-based SK Foods has been arrested in an alleged price-fixing plot that that involved buyers from Kraft, Frito-Lay, and Safeway. [Washington Post]

After years of overexpanding, Whole Foods may finally be on the road to recovery. Despite high unemployment, customer traffic rose during the September quarter. [Wall Street Journal]

Old-school diets are making a comeback, including the WeightWatchers diet with its points system, the common-sense Mayo Clinic Diet, and the Atkins diet -- now with pasta! [Mirror]

Students from the Automotive High School in Greenpoint recently visited butcher Tom Mylan at The Meat Hook as part of a class called "Food, Land, and You." [NY Times]

The FDA is looking to revise the calorie information on food packages to reflect more realistic serving sizes and, therefore, calorie counts. [NY Times]

Think chefs will eat anything? David Burke of Townhouse and Fishtail won't eat sardines or anchovies, and Wylie Dufresne of WD-50 can't stomach fresh tomatoes and oysters. [NY Post]

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