Apron Anxiety's Alyssa Shelasky Talks About 'Chef' and More News
In today's Media Mix, McDonald's staff assaults 'cyborg,' plus food prices expected to spike
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Apron Anxiety Speaks Out: Grub Street's Alyssa Shelasky finally dishes on whether or not her former "loverchef" (Spike Mendelsohn to those in the know) approved of her book. "I would never have written this book if I didn’t have 'Chef’s' blessing," she said. [xoJane]
McDonald's Employees Attacked Scientist: In what some blogs are calling "cyborg discrimination," an event where McDonald's employees attacked a man wearing a (permanent) Google-glass-like eyepiece is causing people to call for a boycott of the chain. [Forbes]
Grain Prices to Jump: A long draught in the Midwest means food prices may increase, with grain prices jumping 50 percent in the past month, plus a possible 10 percent in crease in fresh protein. [CNN]
Judge to Hear Foie Gras Ban Lawsuit: California restaurants are expected to ask a federal judge today to sign an injunction halting the foie gras ban. The petitioners call the ban "unconstitutional, vague and interferes with federal commerce laws." [Patch]
Chocolate Causes Border Problems: Two men were detained for two hours at the Canadian border for trying to bring in Kinder eggs (chocolate eggs with a toy inside). [AP]