Spotted Pig Gnudi Under Lock and Key; Urban Farm Boom in Oakland


• According to a comedian who interned at the Spotted Pig this summer: “The gnudi are only made by a privileged few and nobody can even be in the vicinity so as to keep the recipe secret.” [Amateur Gourmet]

• The L.A. Times doubted whether Michael Phelps — or anyone — could really eat a 12,000-calorie breakfast, but Crazy Legs Conti does it in a five-minute video. [Fork in the Road/VV]
Related: Competitive Eater Crazy Legs Conti Experiences ‘Deja Chew’

• You can get a kati roll at the U.S. Open this year, among these other new bites, but the $13 Grey Goose Honey Deuce hasn’t changed. [NYDN]
Related: U.S. Open Eats

• The west side of Oakland, California, has no grocery stores, and 60 percent of its citizens live below the poverty line. But there are 80 urban farms there. [WSJ]

• City Harvest’s new hybrid refrigerated trucks have 70 percent less exhaust and get 10.5 miles per gallon. But they don’t have DKNY’s fall color palette, like the vans do. [NYDN]

• The Food Network has partnered with charity Share Our Strength to build sustainable fruit and vegetable gardens around the country — New York City will get one in 2009. Beware of Rachael Ray hiding in the corn. [Market Watch]