Eataly May Set Up Shop in Chicago and More News

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In today's Media Mix, California's junk food bans may be working, plus a writer goes on an all-kale diet
Media Mix
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Media Mix

The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

Eataly Scouting Chicago Spots: Mario Batali's Italian mega-store may move to Chicago next, with rumors that the Batali/Bastianich team is looking at the former ESPN Zone spot in River North. [Grub Street]

An All-Kale Diet: On the pains and pleasures of eating kale: "Not so of kale. In order to coax from it even the most basic edibility, kale must actually be massaged." [Slate]

California's School Junk Food Ban Working: The Golden State started cracking down on school food five years ago, and now a new report finds that Californian high school students are consuming fewer calories, less fat, and less sugar than students in other states. [NY Times]

Julia Child, Food World's First Feminist: As her 100th birthday approaches, let's all remember who really told the kitchen they needed more women. [AP]

Everyone Is Talking About Rachael Ray: A new research study shows that the media features Rachael Ray the most, followed by Paula Deen, Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, and Bobby Flay. [HuffPo]