Supermarkets Educate Butchers; Local Chefs Work Around Blight


• Supermarkets nationwide are making an effort to better educate their butchers about cuts of meat. [WSJ]

• Local chefs like Applewood’s David Shea are figuring out ways to work around this year’s tomato blight, like making tomatoes more of a garnish than a centerpiece. [Bitten/NYT]

• So it’s come to this at Condé Nast: Graydon Carter is eating in the cafeteria. [NYO]

• Five Italian wineries have been charged with making counterfeit Brunello wine. [NYT]

• It’s a good summer for peaches. [NYT]

• Green bell peppers are reviled by most food lovers, but they do have their defenders, like Boqueria’s Seamus Mullen. [NYT]

• The Food Network’s Bartender Wars filmed in the East Village yesterday. [EV Grieve]

• West Village pan-Asian spot Aja is no longer. [Zagat Buzz]