Food FYI: It could be the biggest case of wine fraud in history
The wine fraud case against collector Rudy "Dr. Conti" Kurniawan of Arcadia goes deep and "may have left the market for rare and old wines irredeemably corrupted." (The part with Jackie Chan standing on a chair at Melisse wielding a jeroboam of Petrus is great.) [Vanity Fair]
WHAT NOMA EATS
A video of staff meal at Noma in Copenhagen. "The only thing I'm interested in is that we have a delicious meal," says Noma chef Rene Redzepi. "I don't care what it is. It has to be well flavored and cooked with patience and commitment. And, you know, I want something warm, I want a dessert, and I want a salad." [Nowness]
'A BITE OF CHINA'
China's state television broadcaster produces a series of sentimental food documentaries; its subjects include ham curers in Yunnan, ice fishermen in Jilin and producers of fermented prawn sauce in Hong Kong. [Wall Street Journal]
Why eat grass-fed beef? [Psychology Today]
-- Betty Hallock
Photo: Rudy Kurniawan in 2005. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times.