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

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

Weekly Media Mix


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

• 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]

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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

• 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]

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

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