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Sampler Platter: imagawa-yaki, Wienermobile, fast food redux

December 4, 2008 |  4:32 pm

Wienermobile To sum up, fast food is bad for you. Really, really bad for you.

  • Anthony Bourdain cooks for his toughest audience: his 19-month-old daughter. Dallas News
  • Canola oil to help power Whole Foods commissary. Boston Globe
  • LAist visits Beverly Hills pastry shop Fulfilled, known for its contemporary versions of imagawa-yaki: waffle-like pastries filled with sweet azuki bean.
  • Marukai Market in Little Tokyo expands, adds hours. Angelenic
  • The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile vs. The Armour Meats Rocket. The Eastsider
  • Mario Batali to ring the NASDAQ opening bell on Friday (Dec. 5). Market Watch
  • Urban/suburban locavore family learns to hunt. Apparently, this is news. Washington Post
  • Former crack dealer-turned-chef an unlikely success story. Las Vegas Sun
  • One man's love/hate relationship with coffee as told through cartoons. NY Times
  • The Holy Book of Bacon for your personal baconlightenment. Worship Bacon
  • For the lush on your Xmas list: LA drinkers' holiday gift guide. LAist
  • Food blog birthdays: 99 Cent Chef turns 1, Serious Eats turns 2.
  • 6 of the grossest fast food menu items: Volcano Taco, McGriddle & more. Pointless Banter
  • Research on mice links fast food to Alzheimer's. Reuters
  • Area man holding out until next exit for better fast food options. The Onion

--Elina Shatkin
Photo: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times