The Mother of All Chinese Food Safety Scandals: 'Gutter Oil'; Can Ken Friedman Save Monkey Bar?
Of all the Chinese food-safety scandals, brace yourself for the grossest: "gutter oil." Criminals sell cooking oil to restaurants that has been bought from other restaurants or -- gag -- scooped from sewers.
The Gratitude Tour, a vending-machines road show, lands in New York on September 15. Expect high-tech machines that accept cards and sell healthy food.
Josh Ozersky ponders the Jewish-Chinese food connection. His theory: "Chinese food ... besides being cheap, is eminently suited to take out. ... And Jews love eating at home."