What we're reading: February 24

A round-up of food-related articles and recipes we're digging into today.

What We’re Reading:


Should You Trust Your Waiter?

(NY Post) The New York Post investigates the lies that waiters tell patrons. Whether they fib to push the most expensive menu item or a dish the kitchen wants to shove down your throat, waiters often make the decision for you.


Gettin' Chicky With It

(Grub Street) Farmers in Hong Kong play age-appropriate music to their chickens to help them lay eggs. From slow love songs to disco to house music, the coop is where it’s at.


Cheers, to Carmelo Anthony!

(Grub Street) Syracuse welcomes Carmelo Anthony back to New York State, as does DBar in Manhattan. The club is now serving a drink called the “Cara-Melo,” which mixes Russian Standard Vodka (the vodka of champions, of course), apple cider, apple liqueur, simple syrup, and a caramel-covered apple slice. 


What We’re Listening To:                                             


Rush Limbaugh Calls Michelle Obama a Big Fat Hypocrite

On Monday, everyone’s favorite radio talk show host, Rush Limbaugh, roasted Michelle Obama for setting a bad example for America. Obama, who advocates a healthy diet to battle childhood obesity, was caught red-meat-handed, feasting on fatty ribs with her daughters, while on a ski trip in Vail. “The problem is -- and dare I say this -- it doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice,” Limbaugh argues.

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