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Morning Grind: July 8, 2013

By on July 8, 2013 8:00am EST

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.

Nice.

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“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.

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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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