Sloan-Kettering Wins Iron Chef of Hospital Food; Pop-up Restaurants Abound

Pop-up restaurants are a great way to allow young chefs to experiment with new menus without the risk of bankruptcy. And, unlike underground supper clubs, they're legal. [NY Times]

Memorial Sloan-Kettering's executive chef took top prize when kitchen chiefs from top hospitals around the city competed in an Iron Chef-style cook-off. [NY Daily News]

Two waiters from One Greene Sushi Lounge in Fort Greene claim that they and their colleagues were paid well below minimum wage -- $20 for a seven-hour shift. [Brooklyn Paper]

Just how is the coffee made with the $18,000 Slayer espresso machine? An adjustable low pressure prebrew allows the barista to find the sweet spot of single origin espresso. [NY Times]

Chinese websites are offering a weight-loss formula using the eggs of the Ascaris worm, a giant intestinal roundworm that lives in the human body and grows up to 15 inches long. [NY Daily News]

Health violations at NYU's dining halls dropped to 2008 levels after a sharp increase in the beginning of 2009 due, in part, to the university working with pest control experts. [Washington Square News]

Obesogens, found in PCB-treated produce, farm-raised salmon, and corn/soy-fed meat, are chemicals that disrupt hormonal function, leading to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. [CBS News]

After two seasons as a co-sponsor of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, McDonald's has pulled out of sponsoring the February shows. [Crains]

Orthorexia is an eating disorder that involves an obsession with avoiding foods perceived to be unhealthy in favor of a rigid diet like raw food or veganism. [TIME]

Former model Sohie Dahl, granddaughter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory author Roald Dahl, is writing a cookbook. [NY Post]

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