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Silver Palate Author Dies at 66; Bottled Water in a Price War

• Sheila Lukins, author of the Silver Palate cookbooks and owner of the influential Silver Palate shop, has died at 66. [NYT]

• Bottled water manufacturers are locked in an all-out price war to try to win back consumers who’ve switched to tap. [WSJ]

• A Minnesota burger joint wants McDonald’s to stop using the phrase, “Whose Your Patty?” claiming it originated at their restaurant. [12 Fox Mankato]

Bitch magazine founder Lisa Jervis has written a locavore cookbook. [Salon]

• A man in Indiana is suing Clorox Co. and Birdseye for allegedly stealing his invention ideas for microwavable packaging with built-in pinholes and steam vents. [Chicago Tribune]

• A U.K. man wins 750,000 pounds after being contaminated with E-coli from a Hotel burger barbecue in Egypt. [Telegraph]

Silver Palate Author Dies at 66; Bottled Water in a Price War