Restos Offering Gluten-Free Dishes; White House to Host Healthier Holiday Parties

A Canadian biotechnology company has come up with a genetically modified apple that doesn't brown after slicing and is trying to sell it to the U.S. [Yahoo News!]

Restaurants like Blue Smoke and Bar Breton, and chains like P.F. Chang's and Chipotle, are offering gluten-free menu options. [Bloomberg]

According to the Starr Restaurants group and National Restaurant Association, restaurants are enjoying the best pickup in business in three years. [CNBC]

Post-Thanksgiving, New Yorkers are craving greens. Restaurants reported a huge spike in salad sales on Monday. [Crain's]

Christmasy coffee drinks are back, and fattening as ever. A Starbucks "venti" peppermint white chocolate mocha with whole milk and whipped cream has 700 calories. [NY Post]

ABC is in talks to develop a new sitcom revolving around the world of food trucks. Former King of the Hill writers and stand-up comic Al Madrigal are involved. [NY Magazine]

Food prices are increasing at a rather reasonable rate of 0.5 percent to 1.5 percent this year, but economists say they will go up 2 percent to 3 percent next year. [USA Today]

The White House will offer healthier snacks at holiday parties this year, like fruit poached in hibiscus and honey, and apple cakes with maple glaze. [NY Times]

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