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Food Vendors Make Their Trucks Their Beds; German Bakers Replaced by Robots

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It doesn’t have to be Halloween for you to try black foods, such as Chinese black rice, black garlic, Black Nile barley, and beluga lentils. The dark color means more antioxidants.
[Wall Street Journal]

Food vendors have been caught sleeping in their trucks overnight. But they claim they’re just guarding them from food and parking-space thieves.
[NY Post]

New York chefs on their favorite iconic foods in the city: For Andrew Carmellini it’s a bagel from Russ & Daughters; for Anita Lo it’s rice and beans from La Rosita.
[ABC News]

Evan Strusinski forages for rare, local ingredients for restaurants like Momofuku Ssäm Bar and Vandaag.
[Wall Street Journal]

Emails have been uncovered that bring to light the scientific validity of subway ad claims that a soda a day “can make you 10 pounds fatter a year.”
[NY Times]

Halloween is over, but, in case you missed it, a list of candy shops around the city, including Sweet Life, Economy Candy, and Dylan’s Candy Bar.
[NY Times]

Also, candy dishes from around town: caramel apples at Craft, deep-fried candy bars at Ditch Plain, and chocolate and sour cream Ho Ho with Red Hot filling at Flex Mussels.
[NY Post]

German bakers are up in arms over new automated vending machines that pop out freshly baked goods in supermarkets.
[Wall Street Journal]

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