Oliver Platt Replaces Stanley Tucci as James Beard Awards Host and More News

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In today's Weekly Media Mix, restaurants vow to be greener, plus one man's Chinese food journey continues
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Chefs and Personalities
Beloved food-related actor Stanley Tucci will no longer be the host of the James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony on May 6; another beloved food-related actor Oliver Platt will take his place. [Grub Street]

Restaurants
Ashok Bajaj's latest restaurant NoPa opens May 6 with $10 cocktails and American cuisine from Greg McCarty, who honed his skills at Nobu 57. [Washington Post]

More than 100 New York restaurants, including the Momofuku brands, Le Bernardin, and Chipotle (never thought we'd put those three in the same sentence), have vowed to reduce the amount of food waste they send to landfills by 50 percent. [NY Times

Epic Meals
Angeleno David Chan continues his conquest of every Chinese restaurant in the Los Angeles area, complete with an Excel sheet documenting every meal. [LA Times]

Beer
A guide to London's craft beer scene. [Forbes]

Culinary World
Wondering if culinary school is worth it? Here's an excellent roundup of the cost of attending any of these institutions around the country. [Eater]

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