Mini Coke Coming to a Store Near You; Baby Food Recalled Due to Botulism Fears


The newest Coke product is a mini can, less than half the size of a standard 20-ounce bottle, that contains just 90 calories. Expected to hit stores in December, the mini cans are meant to act as a “portion-control option,” as part of Coca-Cola’s “Living Well” initiative.
[Washington Post]

David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, Iacopo Falai, Craig Hopson, Bill Telepan, Jacques Torres, and Geoffrey Zakarian were among chefs who cooked for Le Cirque’s 35th-anniversary party, attended by 130 guests, who each paid $750 to benefit Citymeals on Wheels.
[NY Times]

Ruth Reichl missed her own party this past weekend. She failed to show up at a celebrity-studded event hosted by Alan Batt in honor of Gourmet. Apparently, many of the guests were not only upset, but angered by the magazine’s closing.
[NY Daily News]

A new study suggests that kids are more influenced by their moms’ eating habits than by anything else. When a mother has a good Healthy Eating Index (HEI), which measures the quality of her diet, then her kids are eating just as well as she is.
[NY Daily News]

Plum Organics is recalling some of its apple and carrot portable pouch baby food due to fears of a possible botulism contamination. The product, sold throughout the country at Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us stores, did not meet FDA guidelines for proper acidity level.
[AP via Google]