A Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Chew; Madison Square Garden Goes Foodie


A behind-the-scenes look at The Chew, which starts Monday, starring Mario Batali, Top Chef alum Carla Hall, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly of the show What Not to Wear, and Daphne Oz, Dr. Oz’s daughter.
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PepsiCo is launching an initiative to increase its access to chickpeas by growing them in Ethiopia, which could reduce famine in Africa.
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The child nutrition bill signed by President Obama in December brought more fresh produce to school lunches, but also requires requires schools to increase prices.
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The new Madison Square Garden food options will include sausages by Andrew Carmellini, chicken by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and burgers by Drew Nieporent.
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Shocker: Just as new food-safety testing requirements kick in, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says that the food industry is overregulated.

Chipotle CEO Steve Ells said he came up with the idea for his new chain, ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, during a two-week binge in Thailand and Singapore.

Want to eat like U.N. diplomat? Have Cypriot food at Zenon Taverna, in Astoria;
Guyanese at Kaieteur, in Jamaica; and Bhutanese at New Sushi Q, in Astoria.
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