Are We Headed for ‘Food Price Shock’?; Two New Restos Do Un-Kosher Jewish


Food prices in India are still on a sharp rise, with the whole price index for food rising 2.5 percent Christmas week. The inflation is largely attributed to rising vegetable prices, which jumped 16 percent.
[Wall Street Journal]

Meanwhile, the Food and Agriculture Organization warns that food price inflation in India and China could lead to a “food price shock” worldwide.
[Washington Post]

Can you be addicted to eating? A study says yes: People with a family history of alcoholism were 30 to 40 percent more likely to be obese than those without.
[NY Times]

A new kitchen incubator, HBK Incubates, will offer fledgling home-based food retailers a space from which to produce their goods in Harlem.

Nikki Cascone of the new Octavia’s Porch and Michael Psilakis of the new Fish Tag are both experimenting with Jewish food, like smoked fish and brisket, without going kosher.
[Wall Street Journal]

The underground supper club scene in Brooklyn is as alive as ever, with the popular Whisk and Ladle in Williamsburg and smaller clubs like One Big Table and Ted and Amy’s.
[Brooklyn Paper]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 6, 2011


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