Restos Offering Gluten-Free Dishes; White House to Host Healthier Holiday Parties


A Canadian biotechnology company has come up with a genetically modified apple that doesn’t brown after slicing and is trying to sell it to the U.S.

Restaurants like Blue Smoke and Bar Breton, and chains like P.F. Chang’s and Chipotle, are offering gluten-free menu options.

According to the Starr Restaurants group and National Restaurant Association, restaurants are enjoying the best pickup in business in three years.

Post-Thanksgiving, New Yorkers are craving greens. Restaurants reported a huge spike in salad sales on Monday.

Christmasy coffee drinks are back, and fattening as ever. A Starbucks “venti” peppermint white chocolate mocha with whole milk and whipped cream has 700 calories.
[NY Post]

ABC is in talks to develop a new sitcom revolving around the world of food trucks. Former King of the Hill writers and stand-up comic Al Madrigal are involved.
[NY Magazine]

Food prices are increasing at a rather reasonable rate of 0.5 percent to 1.5 percent this year, but economists say they will go up 2 percent to 3 percent next year.
[USA Today]

The White House will offer healthier snacks at holiday parties this year, like fruit poached in hibiscus and honey, and apple cakes with maple glaze.
[NY Times]