How to Have a Green Cookout; Tomatoes Make a Comeback This Year


Target, Wal-Mart, and Costco sell items like recycled aluminum foil, additive-free charcoal briquettes, and compostable cutlery for the ultimate green cookout.
[Wall Street Journal]

Since the launch of Kogi Korean BBQ-To-Go in Southern California in November 2008, dozens of food vendors across the country have begun selling Korean tacos.
[NY Times]

A roundup of no-cook recipes to beat the summer heat includes Nuela’s tuna ceviche, Tanoreen’s mahamara, and Michael “Bao” Huynh’s spicy lemongrass beef carpaccio.
[NY Post]

Last year’s late blight devastated tomato crops, but this year, tomatoes are back and better than ever, cropping up on menus around the city.
[NY Post]

Domino’s Pizza says its reformulated pizza recipe is responsible for a 56 percent jump in second-quarter net income.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

A church in Harlem runs the Abyssinian Fund, an effort to help 700 coffee farmers in Ethiopia improve the quality of beans and, in turn, their lives.
[NY Times]

Lab tests have found high levels of BPA in receipts from McDonald’s, CVS, KFC, Whole Foods, Safeway, Wal-Mart, and the U.S. House of Representatives cafeteria.
[USA Today]

A survey conducted for NPR found that 61 percent of Americans are concerned about contamination of the food supply, especially meat.

Restaurant letter grades kick off today, and the Department of Health has added 23 inspectors to its 157-strong roster to handle the workload.
[NY Times]