Food FYI: Burger King pledges cage-free eggs and pork
CAGE-FREE AT BURGER KING
Burger King says all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and pigs by 2017, reports The Times, as more fast food giants adopt changes that impact animal welfare practices.
The New York Observer recaps "bad boy chef" Eddie Huang's critique, both "sensationalist" and "astute," of the new HBO show "Girls." Here's a tidbit: "The show is ill in the fact that it captures how brutally unbearable privileged white women are but it's way too self-aware and indulgent in the fact that they are applying old archetypes and Tupperware party social dynamics to the free clinic."
Culture magazine shows how to use a backyard grill to smoke your own cheese.
$200,000 FOR DINNER
A dinner for 20 to be prepared by Le Bernardin chef Eric Ripert fetches $200,000 at a charity auction, reports the New York Times.
CHEFS A TROIS
Daniel Boulud, Alain Ducasse and Guy Savoy hit Los Angeles for an appearance on "Masterchef," visit Mozza and the Bazaar, and snack on gummy bears, reveals Grub Street.
Photo: Burger King bacon cheeseburgers. Credit: Burger King.