Jamie Oliver Calls Reporter a B*tch and More News

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In today's Weekly Media Mix, a positive Olive Garden review goes viral, plus insane celebrity chef lawsuits
Media Mix
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Media Mix

The Daily Meal's Weekly Media Mix rounds up the week's big food stories.

Politics
• Washington D.C. may require food trucks to pay a sales tax, like nearby Maryland and Virginia, and some food truck owners are miffed. [Washington Post]

• The government is reporteldy buying 7 million pounds of pink slime for school lunches. Ick. [The Daily Meal]

• Obama hosted his third "Dinner with Barack" with Michelle Obama at Washington D.C.'s Boundary Road. [Washington Post]

Pop Culture
• Mystic Pizza (of the 1998 Julia Roberts film) is reportedly in trouble with the IRS, with the U.S. Treasury Department seizing more than $60,000 from the owners' bank account. [CBS]

Food Reviews
• A super-nice review of Olive Garden is going viral, mostly because the author called the Italian chain "impressive" in Grand Forks, N.D. "All in all, it is the largest and most beautiful restaurant now operating in Grand Forks," she wrote. [Grand Forks Herald]

Personalities
• Thomas Keller chats about publishing his own magazine (with issue two coming soon) and spills that an unnamed famous dancer taught Per Se's waiters to move elegantly. Can we demand they break out in song and dance for dessert? [WSJ]

• Jamie Oliver lashed out at a reporter after she asked him about his recent weight gain. "Are you from a tabloid? Thank you for noticing, you b*tch," he said. [Fox News]

Odd News
• A goat was spotted eating some pizza at La Famiglia in New York City. Somebody please explain? [Twitter/Reporter Leslie]

Legal Stuff
• Mario Batali settled his tip lawsuit for $5.25 million. [The Daily Meal]

• Paula Deen and brother Bubba Hiers were named in a crazy sexual harassment/racial discrimination case, which their lawyer obviously said was fabricated. [The Daily Meal]

Health
• What exactly makes us fat? The Atlantic looks at all the stuff we put in our bodies, and how that affects our weight. [The Atlantic]