Sampler Platter: placentas, piroshkis and classic cocktails
April 10, 2009 | 12:22 pm
Tons of tasty food news for today...
- Yelp will finally allow small business owners to respond to negative comments. New York Times
- Most disgusting food trend ever, placenta cuisine: "It's a good 6 pounds of meat that's just chock full of lingering blood, vitamins and hormones." Momlogic
- Changes in the kitchen at the French Laundry. SF Gate
- Canelé is named one of the top 10 brunch spots in the nation by Bon Appetit.
- The first ever Passover Seder at the White House included traditional matzo ball soup, brisket and kugel. Mrs. O
- Ritz Bites blogs about the piroshki lady of Plummer Park.
- 10 classic cocktails that have stood the test of time. Saveur
- Amelia Saltsman, author of the "Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook," reports on the best finds at Wednesday’s market. Eat LA
- Kansas legislature approves bill 2295 restricting dairy farmers from labeling their products as free of bovine growth hormones. The Pitch
- Is "big food" is the new "big tobacco?": "Both industries dismiss legitimate scientific studies as junk science; both put scientists on their payrolls to make it appear that there is a lack of scientific consensus about the bad health effects of their products; both have knowingly marketed unhealthy products to children." The Daily Bread
-- Elina Shatkin
Photo: Beef stroganoff, black bread, piroshki, shchi (a soup loaded with cabbage, beef and carrots) and Russian lemonade at Cafe Rus. Credit: Paul Morse / Los Angeles Times