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A Dungeness Crab Primer; Hanson Brothers Release MMMHop Beer

• A handy primer on Dungeness crab, and the height of the Bay Area crab season, which is now. Interesting note: Though you'll see crabs well into spring in markets and on menus, 80 percent of local Dungeness gets consumed around the holidays. [Yumsugar]

Growing Pains star and recovered anorexic Tracey Gold has a new reality show about eating disorders called Starving Secrets, and a couple of Oakland-based eating disorder specialists feel that the graphic nature of the show could serve as a trigger or "manual" for disorder sufferers. [Oakland North]

• Another roundup of thoughts on Café Gratitude's threatened closure, PR war with plaintiffs attorneys, and likely corporate restructuring. [East Bay Express, Earlier]

• We've never really gotten over Hanson being all grown up and married and stuff, and now, in the ultimate declaration of adult-ness, the brothers H are releasing a beer. It's called MMMHop, of course. [NYDN]

• Eating fish is evidently great for preventing Alzheimer's. The important chemical, choline, is also found in chicken and eggs, and it doesn't even matter which you eat first. [Healthland/Time, NYDN]

• When wedding season rolls around, beware the chicken-liver pâté — if undercooked, it's associated with a common form of food poisoning. [BBC]

• If you care about such things, Air Canada and Virgin America have the healthiest airplane food. Also, US Airways' CafePlus box might be healthy, but subjecting one's fellow passengers to the smell of tuna fish is just cruel. [USAT]

• Afternoon tea is all grown up at several fancy places around London. [WSJ]

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