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Food FYI: Trans fat ban helped heart health, NY study says

July 17, 2012 |  9:31 am

Transfat

FIGHTING FAT

New York's ban on trans fat in restaurant food made a big dent in people's consumption and the bad fat wasn't necessarily replaced by another bad ingredient, according to a study. [Associated Press]

COGNOSCENTI COFFEE

Yeekai Lim, proprietor of Cognoscenti Coffee at Proof Bakery and recently the Normandie Hotel, on coffee and design. [Smithsonian]

ROTTEN BANANAS 

Q&A with Enrique Olvera, chef of Pujol in Mexico City, who discusses regional cuisine, traditions in contemporary cooking, and rotten bananas. [Food Republic]

FOIE YOU

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeks a boycott of wines from California after the state banned the sale of foie gras. [The Independent]

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Photo: The sign in front of a West L.A. Paquito Mas, which voluntarily switched from trans fats to canola oil. Credit: Carlos Chavez/Los Angeles Times

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