Omnivore and Le Fooding Try to Save French Food; Canada Running Low on Caribou

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In an effort to fight the flailing reputation of French food, Omnivore and Le Fooding, sponsored by some of France's biggest food and drink companies, are publishing guidebooks that point diners toward a new generation of chefs in France and holding food festivals with top chefs.
[Wall Street Journal]

Lisa Lillien, the founder of the diet website Hungry Girl, has just released a new book, Hungry Girl Happy Hour, and has spawned a Hungry Girl television show.
[NY Times]

Dominick DeMarco Jr., son of Di Fara's renowned pizzaiolo, is opening a chain of pizzerias, with the first in Vegas and proposed branches in Arizona, Texas, and California.
[NY Post]

The Great White North is running low on caribou these days. A decline in Canada's northern Barren Lands caribou populations has trickled down to restaurants.
[CBC]

New York's first food czar quietly left his job last month, and the city is looking for a replacement, advertising a salary range of $75,000 to $120,000.
[NY Times]

The BP oil spill news gets worse: Now oil has started to creep into Lake Pontchartrain, the "sacred seafood pantry of New Orleans."
[NY Times]

Sam Sifton takes a break from eating in Manhattan to travel around Brooklyn, Long Island, and New Jersey, sampling all sorts of hard-shell clams.
[NY Times]

Remember when Kellogg pulled 28 million cereal boxes from store shelves last month? It turns out the cause of an "off-flavor and smell" was hydrocarbons, a byproduct of oil.
[NY Times]

Shocker: A new study reveals that obese women release more dopamine, the "desire chemical," when shown pictures of cake, pies, and french fries than non-obese women.
[Wall Street Journal]


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