Weekly Media Mix: Saveur Gets Critical, CC Slims Down, and Global Booze Consumption

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The biggest food and drink stories of the week.
Weekly Media Mix: Saveur Gets Critical, CC Slims Down, and Global Booze Consumption

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The Daily Meal is dedicated to consuming and analyzing the latest food news and trends. Every Friday on The Daily Byte the Weekly Media Mix rounds up some of the week's biggest food news stories from across the country. This week's stories:

Politics
• Obama aims to end subsidies to richest U.S. farmers. [Reuters]

Restaurants
• Santi Santamaria passed away. [Today]
• Danny Meyer to open a cafe in the Whitney. [NRN]
• Freep names Union Woodshop restaurant of the year. [WP]
• James Beard award semifinalists announced. [GSNY]

Health
• The Economist maps global alcohol consumption. [Economist]
• WIth more livestock, more animal-borne epidemics. [Reuters]
• Plus-size model, Crystal Renn discusses her weight loss. [Shine]
• Study suggests high-fiber diets and longevity linked. [Reuters]
• WHO says alcohol is more deadly than AIDS and TB. [Reuters]

Press
• Saveur gets back into restaurant reviews. [Eater]
• F&W opens "Best New Chef" to public voting. [Short Order]

Entertainment
• SI Swimsuit Models reveal their spots to eat out. [GSNY]

Products
• Coca-Cola defends its secret recipe. [Reuters]
• Experts warn about energy drink health risks. [Reuters]

Sports
• CC Sabathia's off-season diet plan. [Yahoo! Sports]

Video
• Cookie monster makes a cameo on Robot Chicken. [Eater]

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