Science Explains Food Pairings and More News

In today's Media Mix, Kaiser Permanente promises healthier hospital food, plus Michelle Bernstein's new projects


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'Mouthfeel' Explains Favorite Food Pairings: Chips and a soda, oil and vinegar, wine and cheese: the classic pairings are all attributed to the science behind "mouthfeel," which says that an astringent and a fatty food naturally go together. [NBC News]

Kaiser Permanente's New Food Plan: In 17 hospitals nationwide, Kaiser will throw out the soda vending machines and deep-fryers, promising healthier food options. [LA Times]

Michelle Bernstein's New Projects: The James Beard Award-winner talks about her newest restaurant opening, plus TV appearances and writing. [Nation's Restaurant News]

Ledbury Crowned Best UK Restaurant: Chef Brett Graham’s Ledbury, which has two Michelin stars, has won the award for best restaurant from the National Restaurant Awards for the third year in a row. [Businessweek]

'Top Chef' Contestant Opens New Restaurant: Leah Cohen is working with Fatty Crab and Fatty Cue to open a new Southeast Asian restaurant in New York City. [New York 1]


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