Gourmet Staffers in at AOL; Kosher Food Big With Gentiles


About a dozen former Gourmet staffers have been tapped to create content for AOL's upcoming food site. [NYP]

Increased security at airports will likely make it more difficult to sneak exotic foods past Customs. [WSJ]

Kosher food is more popular than ever with non-Jews, many of whom believe it to be healthier than its non-kosher equivalent. [NYT]

NY1's Pat Kiernan loves Tim Horton's and hates melons and vegetarian entres. [Fork in the Road/VV]

Todd English was "spotted frolicking" with an Asian woman in St. Barts over the weekend. [NYP]

New York's latest crop of Italian restaurants take their inspiration from Rome, not Tuscany. [NYT]

This year's harvest of Maine shrimp is so plentiful that the season has been extended to May 1. [NYT]

Jersey Shore's Snooki took a Dunkin' Donuts break in the middle of hosting a club night in Florida. [NYP]

A British celebrity chef can continue to call his restaurant Rockafella after winning a lawsuit brought by Jay-Z. [Jarrow and Hebburn Gazette]

2009's corn crop was a record 13.51 billion bushels. [NYT]