Weekly Media Mix: World Food Prices Approach a Record High and Fondue For Two

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Some of the week's biggest food and drink stories
Weekly Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

Weekly Media Mix

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Every Friday, The Daily Byte's Weekly Media Mix rounds up some of the week's big food stories.

Politics
• The UN reports that world food prices are approaching a record high. [Bloomberg]
• The menu served in the White House Situation Room last Sunday: turkey pita wraps, cold shrimp, potato chips, soda. [HuffPo]

Restaurants
Tortilleria Nixtamal opens its first Manhattan outpost. [GSNY]
• A Tilted Kilt is denied a liquor license in Evanston. [Chicago Breaking News]

Health
• New study questions the benefits of a low-salt diet. [WSJ]

Press
• David Tanis is leaving Chez Panisse to write a column for The New York Times. [SFGate]

Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution pulled by ABC during sweep. It will finish airing in June. [The Hollywood Reporter]
• Breaking down America's Next Great Restaurant. [Star Tribune]

Products
Eleven Madison Park is now serving egg creams. [NYT]
• Looking at the presence of wood pulp in packaged foods. [WSJ]

Events
• The Star Chefs and Vinters Gala kicks off May 15th. [GSSF]

Industry
• Dunkin' Brands Group plans to go public. [NRN]
• Airlines promote new food initiatives through airport lounges and trucks. [NYT]

Education
• French Culinary Institute adds two new deans: David Kinch and Emily Luchetti. [GSNY]

Shame of the Week
• Child hospitalized after her mother served her noodles from a pot laced with PCP. [HuffPo]

Video
Glee features fondue on this week's episode. [YouTube

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