The Fruit Hunters by Adam Leith Gollner will be turned into a movie. Yung Chang, who directed the 2007 film Up the Yangtze, is adapting the book as part of a program at the Canadian Film Center.
Fried pickles are cropping up on menus around the country. In New York, you can find fancy versions of them at Bobo, Joe Doe, 5 Napkin Burger, and Wilfie & Nell‘s new sister bar, Sweet Afton, in Astoria.
Apple grower-shippers in New York and Pennsylvania are stepping up their food safety programs. In 2009, all growers must be GAP (Good Agricultural Practices)-compliant, a certification designed by the USDA.
The new Whole Foods store on the Upper West Side has earned mixed reactions. On opening day, about 50 protesters picketed outside the store, enraged by recent anti-health care reform comments made by CEO John Mackey.