Joel Stein skewers the pomposity found in so many trendy restaurants in The New Yorker‘s “I Will Be Your Server.” Classic line, uttered from waiter to diner: “First of all, we ask a lot of questions designed to make you feel insecure. Is everyone at the table O.K. with feeling insecure?” [Diner:] “That’s why we go out to eat!”
In a gorgeously photographed video, our buddy, Bayou Bakery‘s David Guas, rides his Harley to his friendly beekeeper and then in macho fashion cooks up a cornbread with said honey. Score one for advertising agency Campfire, which has come up with a unique way to promote a very established brand.
Benjamin Phalen delves deep in Slate on the issue of why America is one of the few countries to only consume milk from one type of mammal, as opposed to yak, horse, reindeer or camel.
Eatocracy reports that L.A. chefs are already planning to duck out of California’s new law that prohibits the selling of foie gras. What will be their secret? Giving it away for free.
And just before you fire up the grill this weekend, check to make sure you’re not eating ground beef from Cargill, which was just recalled due to the presence of salmonella. We’ll take a dozen burgers, super well-done please…