Weekly Media Mix: The Dalai Lama's Cooking Advice; Milk Board Changes PMS Campaign; and Russia Recognizes Beer as Alcohol

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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.

• China plans to start selling portions of the national pork reserve. [NYT]
• Russian President Dmitry Medvedev officially declares beer to be alcoholic. [BBC]

• New Jersey court rules that a restaurant can be sued for serving meat to vegetarians. [NJ]

Dalai Lama gives cooking advice on Australian Master Chef show. [CBS]
 Chef Ludo Lefebvre’s new TV series, Ludo Bites America, premieres on Sundance. [Epicurious]

• McDonald’s announces plans to build their largest location ever in London for the 2012 Olympics. [Guardian]

• The Cheesecake Factory takes top honors in The Center for Science in the Public Interest's 2011 Xtreme Eating Awards. [Consumerist]
• A new study reports that Europeans are genetically predisposed to crave more alcohol and fatty foods. [HuffPo]

The Milk Board alters their PMS-themed ad campaign due to backlash calling the ads as sexist. [HuffPo]

Shame of the Week
Milk Burger debuts a signature burger resembling that of Shake Shack and then proceeds to remove an actual photo of the ShackBurger that appeared on their website this week after Serious Eats reported it. [GS]

• Guy Fieri makes a visit to Hogwarts for a lesson in crafting potions with Snape. [College Humor]

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