Katie Lee and Billy Joel Split; Food Costs Are Up


• Katie Lee Joel and Billy Joel are divorcing, presumably not over a patty-melt dispute. [Daily Intel]

• The cost of food eaten at home or in city restaurants is up 2.9 percent over last year, says the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. [City Room/NYT]

• It’s man versus beast at Coney Island on July 3, when competitive eaters will try to eat more hot-dog buns than a team of elephants. [Brooklyn Paper]

• Paula Deen’s husband is writing My Delicious Life With Paula Deen. [AOL Food via Serious Eats]

• A Brooklyn Heights ice-cream vendor was arrested for peddling without a license. [NYP]

• Proposed legislation would give the FDA “authority to order food recalls, impose new civil penalties and require companies to follow food-safety standards.” [WSJ]

• When it comes to diet food, frozen entrées usually taste better. [WSJ]