Yelp Tries to Get Less Extortion-y; Cupcake Backlash Hits Europe

Oh, Marie. We don't even want to know how you microwave-baked that cake. Photo: via SFoodie

In response to charges that the program acted as extortion, Yelp eliminated advertiser's ability to choose a "favorite review" to be highlighted. [Business Insider]

The saddest cookbook ever: Microwave Cooking for One. [SFoodie]

A number of people have been robbed on recent nights in and around North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto. [NBC Bay Area]

The cupcake backlash has hit Europe. [Salon]

Alice Waters would like to do a television series. [Slashfood]

More and more people are posting photos of their food to the internet, motivated by everything from art to a desire to stay on diet. [NYT]

Induction-range cooking might be the iPad of kitchen technology: fraught with both promise and disappointment. [NYT]

Heirloom apple crops are on the rise. [NYT]

Australian winemaker Thomas Angrove, the inventor of boxed wine, died last week at 92. [Herald Sun via Consumerist]