Sloan-Kettering Wins Iron Chef of Hospital Food; Pop-up Restaurants Abound


Pop-up restaurants are a great way to allow young chefs to experiment with new menus without the risk of bankruptcy. And, unlike underground supper clubs, they’re legal.
[NY Times]

Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s executive chef took top prize when kitchen chiefs from top hospitals around the city competed in an Iron Chef-style cook-off.
[NY Daily News]

Two waiters from One Greene Sushi Lounge in Fort Greene claim that they and their colleagues were paid well below minimum wage — $20 for a seven-hour shift.
[Brooklyn Paper]

Just how is the coffee made with the $18,000 Slayer espresso machine? An adjustable low pressure prebrew allows the barista to find the sweet spot of single origin espresso.
[NY Times]

Chinese websites are offering a weight-loss formula using the eggs of the Ascaris worm, a giant intestinal roundworm that lives in the human body and grows up to 15 inches long.
[NY Daily News]

Health violations at NYU’s dining halls dropped to 2008 levels after a sharp increase in the beginning of 2009 due, in part, to the university working with pest control experts.
[Washington Square News]

Obesogens, found in PCB-treated produce, farm-raised salmon, and corn/soy-fed meat, are chemicals that disrupt hormonal function, leading to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
[CBS News]

After two seasons as a co-sponsor of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, McDonald’s has pulled out of sponsoring the February shows.

Orthorexia is an eating disorder that involves an obsession with avoiding foods perceived to be unhealthy in favor of a rigid diet like raw food or veganism.

Former model Sohie Dahl, granddaughter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory author Roald Dahl, is writing a cookbook.
[NY Post]


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