Mass. Schoolkids Could Lose Soda; Salinger’s Fiction Full of Food


• The Massachusetts House passed a bill yesterday to ban soda and candy in schools. [Globe]

• J.D. Salinger’s fiction was chock-full of food references, like the chicken sandwich in Franny and Zooey that signified the rift between Franny and her boyfriend. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• Could venture capitalist Adam Dell be the father of Padma Lakshmi’s baby? [NYP]

• In a recent speech, Argentina’s president recommended eating pork as an alternative to Viagra. [Yahoo]

• A French winemakers’s plan to name its Sauvignon Blanc “Kiwi Cuvee” was blocked by an Australian tribunal, which felt the name would mislead customers into thinking the wine was from New Zealand. [WSJ]

• Like food, restaurants themselves can have umami, argues restaurateur Bruce Buschel. [You’re The Boss/NYT]

• LeBron James is partnering with McDonald’s on a multi-year ad campaign. [NRN]

• Greek wines are currently the best they’ve been since ancient times. [Salon]

• Black pepper may have been the culprit in a recent salmonella outbreak that sickened salami-eaters in 40 states. [NYT]

• Arby’s CEO Tom Garrett has resigned. [NRN]