'This Is Why You're Fat' Looking for Book Deal

A lit agent is shopping around a book proposal for an offline version of the popular website This Is Why You're Fat.
[Eat Me Daily]

McDonald's President and COO Ralph Alvarez says it's a misnomer that the company is doing well because of the economic downturn; McD's is preparing for a challenging year.
[WSJ]

In his new book, A Pint of Plain, Bill Barich explores Irish pub culture.
[NY Times]

In the wake of the recent salmonella outbreak in peanut butter, the FDA is seeking a rapid test for salmonella. Conventional lab methods now take as long as nine days to identify the bacteria.
[AP]

Chef Grant Achatz is on Oprah today discussing patient advocacy in cancer care.
[Chicago Tribune]

Martha Stewart's chow puppy was one of of 17 dogs killed in a kennel explosion last week.
[NY Daily News]



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