New York May Ban Shark Fin and More News

In today's Media Mix, Santi closes, plus how waiters read your body language
Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

Media Mix

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

Albany Bill to Ban Shark Fin: A New York bill has been introduced that would ban the sale, distribution, trading, and possession of shark fin, following the likes of California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. [NY Times]

Previewing Rick Bayless on Stage: Chicago Magazine sneeks in on a couple of rehearsals for Rick Bayless' play in Chicago, where he himself will try some acrobatic tricks. [Chicago Mag]

Waiters Can Now Read Your Soul: Or rather, your body language. The service industry is getting more personalized as waiters are learning to read tables and use different selling points accordingly. [WSJ]

Michelin-Starred Santi Closes: Singapore restaurant SANTI, of Michelin-starred chef Santi Santamaria, will close in March. Santamaria died of a heart attack last year; the restaurant will serve its last dinner March 11. [Channel News Asia]

Maple Syrup Is in Danger: Maple syrup producers in the Northeast are worried that the mild winter will stall the syrup flow. Syrup season starts by late February or early March, and by then producers will need below-freezing nights and warm days. [HuffPo]

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