Media Mix: France Bans Ketchup; Grant Achatz's Job Opening; and Hooters Vs. Twin Peaks

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Media Mix: France Bans Ketchup; Grant Achatz's Job Opening; and Hooters Vs. Twin Peaks

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Did You Miss Grant Achatz’s Harvard Lecture?: Here’s the scoop: He’s looking for a way to create flavored snow for drinks. “If anyone can make snow, I’ve got a job,” Achatz said. Hmm... have you met Wooly’s? [Boston Magazine]

Daniel Patterson To Open Investor-Based Restaurant: SF chef Daniel Patterson is working on a new restaurant that allows “investors” to contribute $500 apiece to fund The Elevens in New York. Investors all get a reserved seat at tables and 25 percent off everything they order throughout the restaurant’s life. [Tribeca Citizen]

Twin Peaks Vs. Hooters Heats Up: The Hooters lawsuit against Twin Peaks claims that the similarly busty establishment has been stealing trade secrets. Twin Peaks' chief executive responded, “No one ever offered Twin Peaks any of Hooters' trade secrets, and it’s ludicrous we would ever want them anyway.” [NRN]

Wisconsin Farmers Cannot Drink Milk From Own Cow: A Wisconsin judge ruled that farmers “do not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd... do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow... do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice.” Raw milk: 0, Government: 1. [Food Freedom]

France Bans Ketchup: At least from primary school. Officials decided that the all-American condiment was no good for French culture, saying, “We have to ensure that children become familiar with French recipes so that they can hand them down to the following generation.” We’re a little offended, but French lunches are way better than ours, so they'll be fine without ketchup. [Telegraph]

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