Hungry Girl Signs Big Book Deal; Foie Protest at Raoul’s

• Lisa “Hungry Girl” Lillien signed an eight-figure book deal with St. Martin’s Press. [PW]

• Foie gras foes will protest at Raoul’s today. [Eater NY]

• Connecticut is set to finally legalize the sale of farm-made pickles. [WSJ]

• John McCain doesn’t support federal funding of the “Know Your Farmer” program which, he argues, is “aimed at ‘small and organic producers’ whose customers generally consist of ‘affluent patrons of urban farmers markets.’” [Politics of the Plate]

• Pretzels are popping up in dishes both sweet (Cookshop’s pretzel-topped chocolate cake) and savory (the pretzel dog at Rusty Knot). [T Magazine]

• Colleges are slowly beginning to combat food insecurity among their students with programs like free lunches and food pantries filled with leftovers from faculty meetings. [Atlantic]

• Kastel in the new Trump Soho does not allow babies, as supermodel Karolina Kurkova learned the other night. [NYP]