Supermarket Chains Go Local; In John Turturro's Kitchen

The New Orleans Sno-Ball maker SnoWizard has pissed off competitors by filing dozens of product patents. Now, the company is being sued for "attempting to manipulate the snowball market through a scheme to assert exclusive monopoly rights." [Wall Street Journal]

Ever since Walmart found it could save money by buying local fruits and vegetables, other chains, like Supervalu and Safeway, have also gone local. [Wall Street Journal]

East Coast-West Coast rivalries go beyond hip-hop to include cupcakes, burritos, and pizza. [NY Post]

John Turturro, whose wife is a member of the Park Slope Food Co-op, offers a glimpse into his kitchen. [Wall Street Journal]

If you haven't yet gotten your hands on a copy of Lucky Peach, the new magazine by David Chang and Peter Meehan, here's a look. [NY Times]

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