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Sampler Platter: Curry summit, National Beer Day, Cat Cora and the MIT chocolate lab

April 8, 2009 | 12:00 pm

Jungle curry with pork at Jitlada Thai Restaurant in Hollywood. (Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)

A big, fat, juicy dose of food news...

  • Inside MIT's Laboratory for Chocolate Science. Yes, that is a real place. Boston Globe
  • Iron Chef Cat Cora's partner, Jennifer, gives birth to the couple's third child. Cora is expecting the couple's fourth child in June. Huffington Post
  • Chefs at British "curry summit" call for national college dedicated to Indian cookery. Guardian
  • Opening of Dean & Deluca in Fashion Island in Newport Beach delayed until 2010. Stick A Fork In It
  • LA Mill in Silver Lake sits on top of microquake epicenter. LAist
  • Brewers and politicians join forces to call for National Beer Day in the U.K. The Herald
  • Obesity kills more Americans than terrorism. Consumerist
  • Do healthful eating options on a menu actually make people eat less healthfully? New York Times
  • Legislators consider banning trans-fats in … Texas?! Business Week
  • West Virginia kills a bill requiring restaurants to post nutritional info. Forbes
  • The bakers from "Ace of Cakes" build a Hubble-themed dessert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Goddard Space Flight Center. Fox News

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Jungle curry with pork at Jitlada Thai restaurant in Hollywood. (Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times).