Eataly Debuts Training Program for Career Changers; Lincoln Center Becomes New Culinary Hot Spot


Mario Batali gains a TV show, a 50,000-square-foot food emporium, and a new restaurant in Singapore, and loses 35 pounds by eating less meat and more vegetables.
[Wall Street Journal]

Meanwhile, after receiving so many applications from career changers, the team behind Eataly has launched a special training program and expects to hire 50-75 people for it.
[Wall Street Journal]

Agriculture experts in Massachusetts are teaching farmers to grow non-native vegetables that appeal to a growing market of African, Asian, and Latin American immigrants.

Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan province in China, is looking to become the next global gourmet hot spot.

The area around Lincoln Center is becoming the next culinary hot spot in the city, with new restaurants planned by Daniel Boulud, the Patina Group, and B.R. Guest.
[NY Post]

This Is Why You’re Fat fans will recognize the quarter-pounder at a Lebanese burger joint in Astoria: It comes on a doughnut bun with cheese and slices of halal turkey bacon.
[NY Daily News]

Aspartame, previously listed by the Pentagon as a biochemical warfare agent, has been sold commercially for 30 years and can be found in more than 6,000 foods.
[Huffington Post]

The Food Network’s Adam Gertler’s new show, Kid in a Candy Store, will feature the Treats Truck in the second episode.
[NY Daily News]

René Redzepi of Noma in Copenhagen serves only foods that hail from the Nordic region, with the exceptions of things like coffee and chocolate.
[NY Times]

The latest plan for Tavern on the Green would not include the wall of trees and shrubbery that ringed the Crystal Room, giving diners an unobstructed view of Sheep Meadow.
[NY Times]