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]
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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]
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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]