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Sampler Platter: Oaxacan quesadillas, spaghetti hot dogs & jalapeno-pear cocktails

April 22, 2009 |  5:00 pm

Organic strawberries

Midweek food bites...

  • In honor of Earth Day, a list of the fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticides. Clean Plate Charlie
  • 5 ways to save on organic food. Consumer Reports
  • Thierry Perez, co-owner of Fraiche and Riva, has left to open his own restaurant in Culver City. It will be called Ben Fatto. Eater LA
  • Freaky food fun: insert dried spaghetti into hot dogs, then boil. Boing Boing
  • Pleasure Palate checks out an Echo Park street cart featuring Oaxacan quesadillas with blue corn tortillas.
  • Strangest drink ever? The jalapeno-pear caipiroska. Umami Mart
  • Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats won't make my kids smarter? Yahoo! News
  • Downsize Me: Man loses 15 pounds eating only McDonald's for 30 days. Daily Mail

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Elina Shatkin