Salts of the Earth; China's Worst Food Scandals

Behind the storefront of Japan Premium Beef is Bohemian, a hidden and secret restaurant that has managed to stay under the radar since it debuted two years ago. [NY Post]

Remember those 10,000 menus the New York Public Library acquired to turn into a searchable database? Well, they're now being transcribed by thousands of volunteers. [Diner's Journal]

New York City might finally have a composting solution. GrowNYC has started collecting kitchen scraps at seven locations to truck to Delaware for composting. [Wall Street Journal]

Welcome to the era of salts that hail from all over the world and "selmeliers," who expound on the flavors, textures, and terroirs of these salts. [NY Times]

Wegmans Food Markets and Walgreens have settled a trademark infringement lawsuit over the use of a specific-looking "W" in the logo. [Wall Street Journal]

A roundup of China's 10 worst food scandals includes the melamine milk scandal that killed six babies, toxic bean sprouts, and, yep, more bad milk. [Telegraph]

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