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Food FYI: L.A. adopts ban on plastic bags

May 24, 2012 |  9:00 am

"The Bag Monster" outside L.A. City Hall on Wednesday
BYE-BYE, PLASTIC BAGS

Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarkets. Thanks, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, et al. [Los Angeles Times]

BESHA THE ANONYMOUS

Oh, Eater LA and its commenters. Restaurant critic Besha Rodell on the bungled attempts to ferret her identity. [LA Weekly]

BK TRUFFLE BURGER

The latest Burger King menu addition in Hong Kong is a black truffle burger -- part of its premium series for “a taste of royal delicacy,” the company says. [Wall Street Journal]

BOUILLABAISSE ON THE BEACH

Tetou proves to be the seafood hot spot for celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival. [Just Jared] 

FOOD CHAIN

In addition to the mysterious deaths of several hundred dolphins in Peru, pelicans are starving -- unable to reach anchovies that have retreated to greater ocean depths to avoid warmer surface waters. [Scientific American]

IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW

How to eat a pizza. [The Guardian]

EVERYBODY'S DOING IT

Food writer Jeffrey Steingarten tries the Master Cleanse. [Vogue]

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-- Betty Hallock

Photo: The Bag Monster, also known as James Alamillo for Heal the Bay, outside L.A. City Hall on Wednesday. Photo credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times

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