James Beard Loves New York; All-Natural Chicken Not Always So


James Beard Foundation Awards winners included Jean Georges for outstanding restaurant, Drew Nieporent for outstanding restaurateur, Dan Barber for outstanding chef, Momofuku Ko for best new restaurant, Daniel for best service, and Totonno’s pizzeria was named one of America’s Classics.
[NY Times]

The Washington Post revisits the peanut and pistachio recalls. The latter was taken care of swiftly largely due to Kraft Foods’ strict food safety infrastructure, while the Peanut Corporation of America allegedly shopped around for the most desirable food safety test results.
[Washington Post]

Burger King Holdings has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to promote the summer releases Star Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
[Wall Street Journal]

Michelin has launched two Michelin Guide Restaurants iPhone applications–for New York and San Francisco, respectively–each priced at $6.99 from the iTunes Store.
[NY Post]

Roughly one-third of all fresh chicken sold in the US is plumped with water and salt, a practice most Americans are unaware of. The enhanced chicken can still be labeled “100 percent natural,” as can other enhanced food products.
[Wall Street Journal]