Orlando Is Fast-Food Heaven; Oscar-Inspired Cocktails

Orlando has more McDonald's, Burger Kings, KFCs, and other fast-food restaurants per 100,000 residents than any other city in the country. [LA Times]

Homes for the Homeless has launched the new Milk From the Heart initiative that will distribute free fresh milk to needy families. [PR Newswire]

Gabrielle Hamilton's Blood, Bones & Butter is described as "rhapsodic about food ... [but] hardly just for foodies." [NY Times]

A 90-year-old food-bank volunteer, who also happened to be named citizen of the year, has been arrested as part of a food-stealing scheme in Westchester County. [CBS News]

Everyone's doing Oscar cocktails this year. Eamon Rockey of Compose created a Natalie Portman drink layered red and white, with egg whites and an absinthe mist. [NY Times]

A love letter to truffles considers black versus white, as well as black truffles from France's Périgord versus their Italian cousins from Umbria. [Wall Street Journal]

Bill Clinton has urged farmers to beware diverting too much corn to ethanol production, as it limits food supplies and artificially raises prices, which could lead to food riots. [Wall Street Journal]

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