Michael Symon Bribes LeBron James; Cooking Channel Wants Younger Audience

• Iron Chef Michael Symon promised LeBron James a month of home-cooked meals if the basketball star stays in Cleveland. [Facebook via HuffPo]

Rouge Tomate's beverage director stores 1,000 bottles of wine in her Paris cellar and only two in her apartment here. [NYT]

• The Cooking Channel aims to be a hipper version of the Food Network. [USA Today]

• The number of Americans receiving food stamps surpassed 40 million in March, nearing a 26-year high. [NYP]

• Given the rising popularity of tiki drinks, can a revival of seventies-style fern bars be far behind? [WP]

• Breaking: If you only ate what is advertised on TV, your diet would not be very healthy. [Time]

• Hawaii banned shark fins. [HuffPo]

• After a fifteen-year hiatus, Walgreens is selling beer and wine again. [WSJ]

• The maker of Scotland's beloved Irn-Bru needs to remove the soda's artificial dye to comply with government regulations, but consumers are wary of change. [WSJ]


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