French Chefs Take Over Momofuku; Achatz’s Memoir Picked Up


• Omnivore, an “iconoclastic restaurant guide and unapologetic champion of the more youthful, almost punk figures in France’s culinary scene,” will bring several top French chefs to New York restaurants (including all three Momofukus) for a series of dinners. [Gourmet]

• Gotham Books has bought the rights to Grant Achatz’s memoir Life on the Line, slated for publication next fall. [MenuPages Chicago]

• Over 2,000 specialty-food purveyors will exhibit at the Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center, which starts this weekend, but most consumers won’t get to taste the products until they hit supermarket shelves. [City Room/NYT]

• India’s security forces are mixing one of the world’s hottest chile powders into hand grenades. [Reuters]

• Andrew’s Coffee Shop on 34th Street is no more. [Urbanite/amNY]