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Sampler Platter: Bonobos, beer and dog food pate

May 1, 2009 |  1:37 pm

Baby bonobos

Foodie apes, $1,000 beer and $9 family dinners ... it's all in Friday's food news roundup.

  • Everyone's a critic: even bonobos rate their food. They love figs and raisins, don't like lettuce, yams and peppers. Discovery

  • Pat and Gina Neely of Food Network's "Down Home with the Neelys" make a family-sized, $9 mac 'n' cheese for NPR's "How Low Can You Go" family supper challenge.

  • Best Job Ever: "Get paid $10,000 a month for six months to drink wine, learn and talk about wine, eat good food, live rent free in Healdsburg and play the occasional game of poker with a laid-back staff." SF Gate
  • One more reason to love fatty foods: eating them may boost your memory. New York Daily News

  • The world's most expensive beers. When you have so much money you don't know how to spend it. Gunaxin

  • Think you can tell the difference between paté and dog food? Think again. Los Angeles Times

  • Food Blog Code of Ethics launches. It delivers what its name promises.

  • Who wants a Depression-era "Chicken Dinner" candy bar? Wall Street Journal

--Elina Shatkin

Photo: A San Diego Zoo worker cares for baby bonobos, one of the world's most critically endangered great apes. Credit: Ken Bohn / Zoological Society of San Diego