Where to Dine by the Fire; an Interview With Le Pain Quotidien's Founder

The CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases has found that one in six Americans gets sick each year due to food-borne illnesses, as opposed to one in four, which was previously reported. [WebMD]

A 90-year-old Harlem man mugged after leaving a Key Food received $500 in cash and $500 in gift cards from the supermarket chain. [NY Daily News]

The Place in the West Village, La Lanterna Caffe in Greenwich Village, and the rooftop bar Jimmy at the James Hotel are among the latest crop of cozy spots with fireplaces. [NY Times]

Alain Coumont, founder of Le Pain Quotidien, who most recently opened stores in Mumbai and Tokyo, spends his weekends picking olives at his home near Montpellier. [Wall Street Journal]

Kim Kardashian has put on 10 pounds since she moved to New York thanks to "pizza and hot dogs everywhere." [Sify]

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