Thomas Keller to Be Recognized by French Legion of Honor; Subway Now Bigger Than McDonald's Worldwide

Thomas Keller will be named Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, joining the ranks of Julia Child and Alice Waters as the only Americans in the food world to get the honor. [Diner's Journal]

More good news about the Mediterranean diet: A new Greek study found new evidence that it helps improve several risk factors linked to diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. [Wall Street Journal]

Jamie Oliver might not be able to film in L.A. schools, but that isn't stopping him from opening versions of his community kitchen in New York, Cleveland, Baltimore, and Dallas. [Mother Nature Network]

The makers of the Brooklyn Soda Works line of artisanal sodas are a medicinal chemist and an installation artist. [NY Times]

Subway has surpassed McDonald's as the largest restaurant chain in the world, with 33,749 locations in 95 countries. [Time]

A roundup of oddball food-and-wine pairings includes hot dogs and sparkling at Bark and vanilla cupcakes with pinot noir at Wine, Women & Cupcakes. [NY Post]

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