Mario Batali Accused of Labor Violations; The City’s Best Restaurant Breads


The final episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution on ABC had mediocre ratings, earning less less than 4 million viewers and losing to Dateline and a repeat of Medium.
[NY Post]

Asian carp are reviled by fishermen in the North, but in the South, they’re being rebranded as Kentucky tune: “a cross between scallops and crabmeat.”
[NY Times]

Californian fruit and vegetable farmers and restaurants throw out more than six millions of tons of food each year, which could go toward feeding the state’s hungry.
[Huffington Post]

Mario Batali is the latest high-profile target of a labor campaign spearheaded by worker advocacy group Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York over alleged violations.

Why did Ed Brown’s Eighty-One, opened on the Upper West Side in February 2008, fail while Rohini Dey’s At Vermilion, opened in Midtown months later, continues to succeed?

As demand for ethanol increases, farmers are forced to reduce livestock herd sizes, which may lead to the biggest hike in U.S. meat prices ever.

A roundup of the best breads in the city includes Del Posto’s with lardo, Applewood’s with spreads like duck liver paté and black bean puree, and Blue Ribbon’s wood-fired breads.
[NY Post]

A cookbook of specialties from The Round Table circa 1940, entitled Spécialités de la Maison has been republished, featuring dishes like Tallulah Bankhead’s fried chicken.
[NY Post]