Ilan Hall Gets Hate Mail; Edible Frogs and Turtles Banned

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• California’s Fish and Game Commission has banned the import of turtles and frogs for food, following a sixteen year effort from animal rights activists. [AOL News]

• SBE has started a Name-That-Club contest for the former White Lotus space on Cahuenga. [Eater]

• Cordon Bleu has a “teaching restaurant” called Bistro 561 for chefs in training and inexpensive meals for guests. [L.A. Valley Star]

• Ilan Hall has received hate mail telling him The Gorbal’s food is sacrilegious. [NewsOK]

• PSAs that present binge drinking as a shameful act may actually increase it, reports a new study. [NYDN]

• Former waiters are suing both Maggiano’s Little Italy and the Hard Rock Cafe, charging tipping misconduct. [Boston Herald]

• Thousands of processed foods are being recalled after salmonella was found in hydrolyzed vegetable protein, but FDA officials say the risk of illness is low, since the salmonella disappears after cooking. [NYT]

• Mable Hoffman, creator of the best selling Crockery Cookery, died last month at 88. [WSJ]

Ilan Hall Gets Hate Mail; Edible Frogs and Turtles Banned