Another Obama Deli; The Dangers of Molecular Gastronomy


• A German chef blew off both of his hands while using liquid nitrogen for a molecular gastronomy dish. [Local]

• Ever wonder why sidewalk coffee vendors have such eclectic collections of cups? Turns out there’s an underground market in misprinted and surplus cups. [City Room/NYT]

• A shande! One of the accessories for new American Girl doll Rebecca Rubin, a doll meant to be a Jewish girl from 1914 New York, is a bagel — topped with American cheese. [Food Section]

• The owner of Clinton Hill’s forthcoming Obama Deli & Grocery says his decision to name the store after the president (and put his face on the awning!) was inspired by Obama’s trip to the Middle East. [NYDN]