Omnivore and Le Fooding Try to Save French Food; Canada Running Low on Caribou
In an effort to fight the flailing reputation of French food, Omnivore and Le Fooding, sponsored by some of France's biggest food and drink companies, are publishing guidebooks that point diners toward a new generation of chefs in France and holding food festivals with top chefs. [Wall Street Journal]
Lisa Lillien, the founder of the diet website Hungry Girl, has just released a new book, Hungry Girl Happy Hour, and has spawned a Hungry Girl television show. [NY Times]
Dominick DeMarco Jr., son of Di Fara's renowned pizzaiolo, is opening a chain of pizzerias, with the first in Vegas and proposed branches in Arizona, Texas, and California. [NY Post]
The Great White North is running low on caribou these days. A decline in Canada's northern Barren Lands caribou populations has trickled down to restaurants. [CBC]
New York's first food czar quietly left his job last month, and the city is looking for a replacement, advertising a salary range of $75,000 to $120,000. [NY Times]
The BP oil spill news gets worse: Now oil has started to creep into Lake Pontchartrain, the "sacred seafood pantry of New Orleans." [NY Times]
Sam Sifton takes a break from eating in Manhattan to travel around Brooklyn, Long Island, and New Jersey, sampling all sorts of hard-shell clams. [NY Times]
Remember when Kellogg pulled 28 million cereal boxes from store shelves last month? It turns out the cause of an "off-flavor and smell" was hydrocarbons, a byproduct of oil. [NY Times]
Shocker: A new study reveals that obese women release more dopamine, the "desire chemical," when shown pictures of cake, pies, and french fries than non-obese women. [Wall Street Journal]
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