A weekly round-up of juicy bits from food and dining blogs. Some of these I twittered as they appeared. You can follow my tweets on this page, in the box at the right. I posted a few of them on the new Baltimore Diner facebook page.
2.) Are fries to blame? Marion Nestle weighs in on the recent New England Journal of Medicine study that concluded that "specific dietary and lifestyle factors are independently associated with long-term weight gain." Specifically, French fries. (Food Politics)
7.) New York City has been harrying food trucks from Midtown. According to the New York Times, the recent clamp-down is a result of a ruling that reinforces an obscure regulation prohibiting vending from metered parking spaces. Sounds like it's time for an SRB-style clemency, which appears to be working fine in Baltimore.
8.) I liked looking at, and loved thinking about, this weekday cioppino post on Adryon's Kitchen9.) Eli reviewed S'getti Eddie's on Adventures of a Koodie and was featured in a Baltimore Sun Taste section profile.
10) Rachel Rappaport posted a recipe for Plum Rainier Cherry Butter on Coconut & Lime. I find mysefl angry half the day that I don't have any.
13.) And, I thought you might like this round-up of baffling, incoherent or risible CAPTCHA bloopers (Daily WTF)