Food Prices to Rise Through 2009; Grill Exotic Meats at Home

Food prices are expected to rise 5 to 6 percent this year, the largest increase since 1990. Look for costs to rise at that pace in 2009, too. [Reuters via NYP]

His bagel-flavored ice cream aside, do not call Wylie Dufresne a molecular gastronomist. [Metromix]

A Maryland man walked twelve miles for a free cheeseburger. And his reaction after eating the burger? Definitely worth it. [Hamburger Today]

Hydrox cookies return to shelves today at places like Target and Pathmark, but youll also get free Hydroxes with every meal at Big Daddys Diner after 2 p.m. today. [Fork in the Road/VV]

If youre looking for more exotic items to put on the grill, its not that hard to find wild-boar sausages or ostrich burgers these days. [WSJ]

Like Subway, Quiznos, and Dominos, Boston Market is now promoting a line of meals that cost only $5. [Yumsugar]

Frank Bruni wants you to watch out for waiters who only push the most expensive items on the menu so that they get bigger tips. [Diners Journal/NYT]