Soft Drink Companies Fight Food Stamp Ban; Sunchokes Back in Season, Baby


Soft drink companies are trying to block the mayor’s efforts to ban the use of food stamps to buy “sugar-sweetened beverages” as a way to fight obesity. Lobbyists say the plan would stigmatize people using food stamps.
[NY Times]

Emeril Lagasse visited Peter Luger as part of his new Cooking Channel show, The Originals. He was shocked to see the kitchen had eight broilers.
[NY Daily News]

Some takeout restaurants find food-delivery websites like GrubHub and SeamlessWeb frustrating because of the hefty fees they charge.

The Met’s rooftop bar is back, serving gin martinis to go with the exhibition “Anthony Caro on the Roof.”
[NY Post]

Sunchokes are back in season, and you can already find them on the menu at Devi, the Harrison, and Scarpetta.
[NY Post]

The Sikh Day Parade took place on Saturday. Tons of free food was given away, honoring langar, the serving of free meals in Sikh temples.
[NY Times]