Top Chef Alums Cook for Haiti; Questioning Food-Allergy Tests


• Four Top Chef alums, led by Haitian-born Ron Duprat, will donate a portion of their restaurants’ receipts to Haiti relief. [Black News via BuddyTV]

• Sharing all food has become a dominant ethos in post-earthquake Haiti. [NYT]

• It turns out that many kids whose food allergies were diagnosed by skin or blood tests may not really be allergic. [WSJ]

• Sure, haggis gets past Customs, but you still can’t import wild-beluga caviar or horse meat into the United States. [Salon]

• At some point in the past year, almost one in five Americans could not afford the food they needed. [NYT]