Food Needs Spike Across State; Blend It Like Beckham

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• Food pantry need has increased, even in relatively affluent areas like Gloucester. [Globe]

• David Beckham is currently enrolled in a pasta-making course in Italy. [Mirror]

• Once a special occasion luxury, tasting menus are now largely affordable. [NRN]

• Medical tweezers are chefs’ new tool of choice for placing garnishes on dishes. [NYT]

• Russia has instituted a ban on U.S. chicken imports. [NYT]

• Weight Watchers is suing Jenny Craig for misleading references to clinical studies. [NYP]

• Martha Stewart practiced pole dancing on her show yesterday. [PopWatch/EW]

Food Needs Spike Across State; Blend It Like Beckham