Chuck Schumer’s Favorite Sandwich; Hummus Plant to Leave Queens

Chuck Schumer's favorite sandwich is the "Schumwich," filled with roast beef, banana peppers, pickled jalapeos, extra onions, extra tomatoes, extra pickles, mayonnaise, and mustard and he's very finnicky about making sure his aides get it right. [NYP via Daily Intel]

Hummus manufacturer Sabra will close its Queens headquarters and move to Virginia. [Crain's]

New Real Housewives of New York star Sonja Morgan already has a cookbook of quick toaster-oven recipes in development. [NYP]

The world's most expensive coffee beans come from the droppings of the civet cat. [NYT]

The Iceland volcano is preventing cargo from leaving Africa, and Kenyan farmers are dumping vegetables and losing $1.3 million. [Guardian UK]

Wine dinners are the new boys' nights out. [NYP]

Penguin Group Australia had to reprint its Pasta Bible after finding that a recipe for tagliatelle called for "salt and freshly ground black people." [NYDN]

Backyard chickens continue to rise in popularity. [NYDN]