Bloomberg Ridicules Salt Ban; Feminist Implications of Locavorism

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• Mayor Bloomberg called the proposal to ban salt in restaurant cooking "ridiculous" on his radio show. [NYP]
Previously: Insane Bill Would Ban Salt in Restaurants, Impose $1,000 Fines

• Some feminists are turning to ultra-locavorism, but "if a woman is not careful, it seems, chicken wire can coop her up as surely as any gilded cage." [NYT]

• The Department of Health may lift the city's ban on beekeeping this week. [NYT]

• Children are increasingly turning to vegetarianism, even if their parents are meat eaters. [NYP]

• The man arrested for last week's brutal beating at Social says he was acting in self-defense. [NYDN]
Previously: Nurse Assaulted at Party Bar

The Sneaky Chef author Missy Chase Lapine is suing Jerry Seinfeld for allegedly slanderous remarks he made about her while she was suing his wife for cookbook plagiarism. [NYP]

• Companies are removing high-fructose corn syrup from many products, including Hunt's ketchup and Gatorade. [AdAge]

• Chile lost about 13 percent of its wine in the recent earthquake. [WSJ]

• Gastrohotels are popping up alongside some of Spain's top restaurants. [NYT]

• Parents in Brooklyn's School District 21 are making their own bake-sale rules that ban chips, but allow yogurt. [NYP]

• Jamie Oliver would like to name his next baby Thorn because: "You would want to go out with someone called Thorn. You'd want to be his friend. When he gets his first date it'll be like, 'show us your thorn, Thorn'." [STV]