French Food in Trouble; the Science Behind Bad Airplane Food

• Traditional French food is in such a crisis that even French chefs are willing to admit it might be time to try something different. [WSJ]

• Scientists have discovered that background noise affects the taste of food, which could explain why airline food always seems so awful. [BBC]

• The $250,000 World Food Prize was awarded to an ordained minister and the founder of Heifer International. [Des Moines Register]

• A McDonald’s in California is, of course, going green (who isn’t?). It’s the bizarro green sign that’s the real surprise. [KTLA]

• Basically any kind of staple food you can buy is going to be more expensive soon. [NYP]