Morning Grind

Morning Grind: July 8, 2013

Our daily morning roundup of food-related fare from around the web.

The Associated Press reports that the problem stems from a recent Californian law passed, which stated that drink products containing known carcinogens must come with a cancer warning label. The known carcinogen in question in Pepsi’s products? 4-methylimidazole, or 4-Mel, found in its caramel coloring. The test, from the Center for Environmental Health, found that while Pepsis bought in California no longer contain 4-Mel, Pepsi products bought across the country contain levels of 4-Mel four to eight times higher than Californian safety standards.



“Table for one.” At most restaurants, that tiny statement is enough to earn you more than a couple confused, if not pitying looks. But not at Amsterdam’s “Eenmaal,” the world’s first self-proclaimed “one-person” restaurant, where tiny tables and single placemats and ample personal space are enough to make anyone feel like a leper, on purpose.

Except this sounds amazing to me.


And how might that penance be delivered? Well, as Rosenberg notes, there are extant rumors that the folks who produce “Dancing With The Stars” may offer Deen a chance to paso doble her way to racial transcendence. As Rosenberg points out, DWTS provides a massive “likability engine” that offers “participants a framework to attract supporters and to leverage their personalities against those of other minor or shamed so-called stars.”

I realllyyyy don’t think Paula Deen will do DWTS, but it’s interesting how we’re all sitting around waiting for her to do SOMETHING drastic as penance.



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