What Gwyneth Ate in Spain; Chodorow No Stranger to Irony

• Despite her reputation as a macrobiotic-food snob, Gwyneth Paltrow eats things like fried churros on the travel show she filmed with Mario Batali. [Ad Age]

• Michael Pollan thinks everyone needs to spend more money and time on food. [Serious Eats]

• Artisanal bakers strangely call a certain yeast-alternative leavening agent a “mother,” because it “gives birth every day.” [NYDN]

• Irony alert: The biggest seller at Jeffrey Chodorow’s Kobe Club is wild salmon. [Insatiable Critic]

• Michael Perlman, the man who saved the Cheyenne and Moondance Diners, is planning to save a recently closed theater in Queens. [Lost City]

• The prices of major food crops are down for the first time in a while, but they could easily shoot up again. [NYT]

• The winking-chef statues that can be found at various establishments around the city can be found in much stranger incarnations around the world. [City Room/NYT]