Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Small Bites

- Find out what it's like behind-the-scenes at Thomas Keller's French Laundry. The San Francisco Chronicle also explored the kitchens at other four-star restaurants in the area.

- Bon Apetit magazine moves from Los Angeles to New York and loses its editor, Barbara Fairchild.

- The Huffington Post corrects some major food myths.

- Sugar beet farmers hurt by a judge's ruling that they cannot plant genetically engineered varieties.

- The Boston Globe runs a series on the "Science and Cooking" class at Harvard, which includes Ferran Adria as a lecturer, among several other major chefs.

- The Museum of Modern Art currently has an exhibit on kitchen design.
- The New York Times Science section explains the science behind spiciness in chilies.

- Grant Achatz, chef of Alinea restaurant, explains the thinking behind some of the dishes at his restaurant.

- A diet heavy on plants and low-fat dairy can help prevent kidney stones.

- Dulce de leche is the ice cream flavor of the moment in Buenos Aires. And Cincinnati ice cream company Graeter's tries to expand its nationwide reach.

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