Slushies Go Upmarket; Sotheby’s to Auction Rare Veggies


Mario Batali is writing a vegetarian cookbook. He already hosts “Meatless Mondays” at all 14 of his restaurants and limits himself to five meals with meat per week.
[NY Daily News]

Upmarket slushies are all the rage. Not only is a new food truck specializing in all-natural shaved ices, but you can also get one at Oceana, Pulino’s, and Juliet Kitchen & Grill.
[NY Post]

A federal judge has overruled the five-year-old approval of genetically modified sugar beets, which could disrupt supplies a year from now.
[Wall Street Journal]

Ramadan has begun. It involves fasting for an entire month, a feat especially difficult for Muslim food vendors who handle kebabs and cold drinks all day.
[Wall Street Journal]

Scientists in England are proposing that fast-food joints dispense cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to their customers alongside fatty foods.
[CBS News]

A new report states that in order to sustain the 9 billion people expected to be alive in 2050 without destroying the earth, we might have to live on artificial meat grown in vats.

With sushi chef revenues on the decline in Japan, students from the Tokyo Sushi Academy plan to join the growing ranks of professional Japanese chefs overseas.
[NY Times]

Sotheby’s will auction heirloom vegetables as part of a benefit, with Turkish Orange eggplant, Lady Godiva squash, and Pink Banana pumpkin going for $1,000 a crate.
[Wall Street Journal]