The Cherpumple: A Turducken for Your Sweet Tooth; Nutrition Prof Goes on Twinkie Diet & Loses 27 Lbs.

Top chefs are opening restaurants in the Caribbean, including Alain Ducasse, who opened Mix on the Beach at the W Retreat & Spa in Puerto Rico, and Eric Ripert, who has Blue by Eric Ripert at the Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman. [NY Times]

Researchers are looking into what makes people love certain foods. Apparently, an enzyme in saliva called amylase could affect our preference for things like ice cream. [Wall Street Journal]

As oyster harvest begins, dealers are worried that Americans no longer have an appetite for bivalves, post-BP spill. [Wall Street Journal]

A Los Angeles resident has created dessert's answer to the turducken: "cherpumple," a three-layer cake with an entire pie baked into each layer. [Wall Street Journal]

The four food trucks installed at Tavern on the Green have been relocated to Sixth Avenue while the marathon setup is being dismantled. [Diner's Journal]

A new survey reveals that, despite all the talk about it, fast-food chains still market heavily to kids, with more TV ads than ever. [NPR]

A New York City Housing Authority technology director was fired because he spent too much time dealing with 17 Murray, a restaurant he owns. [NY Daily News]

In order to prove that, when it comes to weight loss, calorie count is all that matters, a professor ate nothing but Twinkies and the like for 10 weeks and lost 27 pounds. [CNN]

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