Cornelia Guest Launches Catering Business; Americans Like Weird Cheese


• Old-school socialite Cornelia Guest started a catering company. [NYP]

• America’s increasing interest in food means that once-exotic cheeses, like Gruyère, appeal to more palates. [NYT]

• Michelle Obama’s crusade against childhood obesity has major companies like Kraft and Mars making public changes to their products and packaging. [Food/Atlantic]

• After years of sharp growth, organic-food sales are starting to plateau, a change attributed to shoppers’ shifting priorities through the recession. [Reuters]

• Country ham is the latest pretender to bacon’s throne. [Salon]

• Produce bar codes of the future may fade over time to indicate decreasing freshness. [UberGizmo via Eat Me Daily]

• Despite their decreasing numbers, bluefin tuna were not included on the U.N.’s list of protected fish out of a concern that it would hurt fishing economies. [Guardian UK]