Chefs Don’t All Have Big Kitchens; Foodspotting Raises $3M


Think you could be a better cook if only you had a kitchen like a five-star chef? Maybe not. Mehangir Mehta of the newly opened Mehtaphor, Anita Lo of Annisa, and husband-and-wife team Jo-Ann Makovitzky and Marco Moreira of Tocqueville and 15 East are among chefs with tiny apartment kitchens. [NY Times]

Felix Ortiz, of last year’s proposed salt ban, has a new bill: a tax on video games and snacks. The problem is that it doesn’t exclude math games or brown rice cakes.

Giada De Laurentiis is on the cover of Redbook this month. She takes the opportunity to reiterate that she did not have sex with John Mayer.

France and Denmark have now also been affected by Germany’s tainted food scare, which resulted from pig and chicken feed contaminated with dioxin.
[NY Times]

Meal deals are everywhere this month: two-for-one chicken sandwiches at Burger King, a “Free Fries For All” promo at Wendy’s, and cheap pizza at Domino’s.
[USA Today]

Foodspotting, the food-porn dish-recommendation website, has raised $3 million in its initial round of institutional funding.
[Venture Beat]

A new study reveals that fussy babies get introduced to solid foods earlier and, therefore, are more likely to become fat babies.
[FOX News]


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 11, 2011


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