Local Cheesemonger Writes Memoir; A Happy Meal Does Not Decompose After One Year


• Gordon Edgar, the passionate cheese guy at Rainbow Grocery, has written a book called Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge. [Chron]

• That "cold beer cold water" guy in Dolores Park? His beer is skunked. [Uptown Almanac]

Bright Lights, Big City author Jay McInerney will, in fact, be the new wine critic at the Journal. [NYO]

• Yehuda matzo beats out Manischewitz once again in Passover taste test. [Chron]

• After leaving a McDonald's Happy Meal on a shelf for a full year, a Denver nutritionist was shocked to find that the food did not decompose. [NYP]

• Los Angeles sushi restaurant The Hump closes after being caught serving endangered sei whale sushi. [Grub Street LA]

• The "typical" American eater is a thing of the past. [NRN]

• The maker of Lay's and Cheetos is developing a "designer salt" with crystals shaped in a way that will allow consumers to ingest less sodium. [WSJ]

• China is producing more high-end wines than ever, but clear labeling is still a major problem. [WSJ]

• The Department of Agriculture will soon begin spot checking organic produce for illegal traces of pesticide. [NYT]

• An anonymous Midwestern public school teacher is eating school lunch every day and blogging about it. [NYDN]

• In an effort to keep hungry animals out of shelters, animal rights organizations are setting up pet food banks. [NYT]