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Food FYI: Socialism to crimp Champagne?

May 7, 2012 |  1:01 pm

Champagne
BUBBLES AND POLITICS

In the days leading up to the French presidential election,  which the Socialist François Hollande won, CNN posited that talk of a 75% tax on the country's wealthiest citizens could mean eroding demand for Champagne in its target market.

PANTRY RAID

In The Times: An Echo Park couple into smoothies and organic food gets a diet makeover from a professional nutritionist. (Cut the protein powder!)

SPRING SORREL 

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall offers three recipes for sorrel in the Guardian: sweet sorrel tart, creamed sorrel with poached egg on toast, and lentil and sorrel soup. Plus tips on growing your own for "fresh, zingy, tiptop" sorrel.

LOCAVORE

Gilt Taste wonders, "What does 'eating locally' really mean, anyway?" 

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-- Betty Hallock

Photo: Socialist Party supporters celebrate (with Champagne) outside party headquarters in Paris after the election of François Hollande as France's next president. Credit: Kenzo Trouibillard/AFG/Getty Images.

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