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Chefs Face a Tough Job Market; Starbucks Has a Recession Plan

• The job market for chefs is tighter than ever before. [NYT]

• Starbucks will unveil a plan to weather the recession today: Strategies may include leaving the prices off the menu boards. [WSJ]

• After years of ad campaigns focused on everything from waffle breakfast sandwiches to espresso, Dunkin' Donuts is launching a new campaign to remind Americans that, oh yeah, they also sell doughnuts. [NYDN]

• On last night's Real Housewives of New York City, STK chef Todd Miller went on a date with Bethenny Frankel. [Metromix/Twitter]

Iron Chef America's Cat Cora will soon no longer be the only Iron Chef without a restaurant when she opens Kouzzina on the Disney BoardWalk in Orlando. [Seattle Times via Serious Eats]

• In her upcoming memoir Spiced, Dressler pastry chef Dalia Jurgensen recounts the time that Mel Gibson came into Nobu and requested that an obscene dessert be sent to Rene Russo. [NYP]

• Despite the economic crisis, microbreweries are still opening at a rapid clip. [WSJ]

• Justin Timberlake will soon launch a line of tequila. [NYP]

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