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Sampler Platter: lard bread, Gael Greene, meats-giving

November 21, 2008 |  1:53 pm


  • Flamboyant food critic Gael Greene got the ax from New York magazine due to budget cuts. Her last review will appear in Monday's issue. Associated Press
  • What's wrong with Thanksgiving? Not enough meat! How about turkey galantine, Spam stuffing, bacon mashed potatoes, lard bread and hot dog/green bean casserole? Endless Simmer
  • You have to pay to check a bag, but in Canada you get a free seat if you're obese. So, next time you want to take a sweater and extra undies on vacation, you should eat them. Calgary Herald
  • 50 Cent sues McDonald's. McDonald's sues back. At issue: Fiddy claims trademark infringement because the company put out ads saying he should change his name to 79 Cent or 99 Cent. MTV UK
  • Researchers: Fast food ads make kids fat. N.Y. Times
  • Fast food companies: No, they don't. FOX News
  • Stupid Thanksgiving "news": Fire chiefs warn against deep frying turkeys. Turnto10

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Photo: New York-born gangsta rapper 50 Cent. Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times