Are Grains Bad for Your Brain? And More News

In today's Media Mix, a Q&A with Scott Conant, plus what's inside your fridge

Are grains bad for your brain?

Check out the headlines you may have missed.

Scott Conant's Cookbook: The chef behind Scarpetta shares his recipe for bone-in rib-eye, and his dreams of opening a Japanese restaurant one day. In Tokyo, "I had some of the best Italian food I've ever had in my life," he said. [WTAQ]

Good News: Still More Libraries Than McDonald's: There are still 17,000 libraries in the United States; there are 14,000 McDonald's and 11,000 Starbucks. The latter two are, however, most likely more profitable. [Yes Magazine]

Server Donates Tips: A New Jersey server who was refused a tip because of her homosexual "lifestyle" was tipped $2,000 from well-wishers. The money collected will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. [Grub Street]

Gotham West Market Opens: The new food hall, including the new Ivan Ramen, opens in New York City's Hell's Kitchen. Also, Mission Cantina is officially open. [NY Times]

What's in Your Fridge? A photographer captures everyday people's refrigerators, four years after the original project. The results are fascinating. [Slate]


Are Grains Bad for You? A neurologist and author claims that eating grains can lead to dementia, chronic headaches, depression, epilepsy, and more. []