Most Restaurant Workers Uninsured; Food Stamps Lose Stigma


• Only 10 percent of restaurant-industry workers have health insurance through their employer. More than a third are forced to work off the clock. [WaPo]

• Food stamps are gaining wider acceptance among both the people who use them and the agencies that advocate them. [NYT]

• What you get from an $18,000 espresso machine: espresso. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• Obese children are more than twice as likely to die before age 55 than their thinner counterparts, according to a new longitudinal study. [NYT]

• Chinese New Year celebrations are moving from the home to the high-end restaurant. [WSJ]

• Don’t be tempted: The Chinese parasitic worm diet is not worth it. [NYDN]

• Domino’s has sold more than $1 billion in pizzas online. Use the “HUG” code in your Valentine’s Day order to get two pieces of free chocolate cake. [NRN]