Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Small Bites

- A tour of New York restaurateur Michael Huynh's favorite places in Ho Chi Minh City, where he grew up.

- Harvard University gathers some big-name chefs, including Ferran Adria and Jose Andres, to teach a course in culinary physics.

- You can't visit North Korea, but you can eat at Pyongang, a North Korean restaurant chain, in various places throughout Asia.

- NBC's blog, Feast, interviews Thomas Keller. In Part II, Keller talks about how the recession has primarily hurt private dining at his New York restaurant, Per Se, and how he would like to open a Bouchon Bakery in Brooklyn.

- Eating fat might not be such a bad thing, as long as it's the good kind.

- It's often been said that eating many small meals throughout the day rather than just three meals speeds metabolism. The Really? column says there's little difference.

- Pepsico plans to test out a "designer salt" that it hopes will help consumers reduce sodium intake while retaining the same salty flavor in its snacks.

- The health care bill passed this week includes a requirement, like one that already exists in New York City, that all chains across the country post calorie information on their menus,

- Not only have real portion sizes grown over time, but also the size of entrees in various depictions of the Last Supper has increased.

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