Jamie Oliver Starts a Food Revolution; Michelle Obama Gets Pepsi & Coke Support


Dozens of seniors in Brighton Beach have been complaining about the poor quality of their daily Meals on Wheels lunches. The problem, they say, started last year when the Jewish Association for Services to the Aged abandoned its own kitchen in favor of catering services.
[NY Post]

Pepsi and Coca-Cola were among the first major food corporations to announce their support for First Lady Michelle Obama’s push for enhanced calorie content labels.
[Wall Street Journal]

Jamie Oliver has appealed to TED members, such as Google co-founder Larry Page and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, to back a food revolution.

A decade ago, New York officials were reluctant to give out food stamps, but now the city urges people to seek aid, which has led to an all-time high number of families on stamps.
[NY Times]

Many weight-loss meal plan services are reducing rates to attract new customers. Nutrisystem will ship low-cal meals to your doorstep for $300 a month, a saving of $70.
[NY Times]

Chinese New Year meals are going upscale, with dishes like truffled claypot rice and shark’s fin with crab roe soup being served at some of China’s fanciest restaurants.
[Wall Street Journal]

How did Councilman Seabrook’s bagel reach $177? Extra toppings like avocado, bacon, sun-dried tomato, steak fries, chicken wings, and mozzarella sticks only come to $25.80.
[NY Times]

Domino’s Pizza has surpassed the $1 billion mark in online sales. More than 160,000 orders were placed on Super Bowl Sunday alone.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

Not-so-secret couple Real Housewives of New York City star Kelly Bensimon and chef Sam Talbot were spotted at three parties Tuesday night.
[NY Post]

Restaurateurs Eric Goode and Sean MacPherson are facing more claims of labor violations. Two more employees have accused the pair of failing to pay overtime.


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