Tweezers Make the Leap from the O.R. to the Kitchen; Is Gotham Offal Crazy?

A group of western Queens residents is launching the borough's first and only food cooperative in Long Island City. The Queens Harvest Food Co-op is expected to be staffed by members, and up and running by fall of 2011. [NY Daily News]

Albert Capsouto, the youngest of three brothers at TriBeCa mainstay Capsouto Freres, has died of a brain tumor at age 53. He and his brothers opened the restaurant in 1980. [NY Times]

New Yorkers have gone offal crazy. Parts like the entrails, head, and feet have become practically ubiquitous in the kitchens of real food lovers. [Observer]

We're accustomed to seeing blowtorches and Microplanes in the kitchen. The most recent cross-disciplinary tool chefs are using these days is medical tweezers, for delicate work. [NY Times]

It seems kids can't participate in any activity these days without being fed an abundance of snacks. Between 1977 and 2002, the percentage of snacking kids went up 40-plus percent. [NY Times]

Our country's relationship with Russia has always been tenuous. It being flooded with American chicken is no small part of that. Now, Russia is aiming to ban U.S. chicken imports. [NY Times]

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