Jillian Michaels Lashes Out at L.A. Times; New S. Monica Farmers Market Picks Rankle Fans


The Biggest Loser star Jillian Michaels says she’ll take legal action against The L.A. Times for calling her a “fraud.” [US Magazine]

• Not everyone is happy with the new businesses replacing a few old favorites, like the Breadman, at Santa Monica’s Main Street Farmer’s Market. [L.A. Times]

• Health regulations continue to stymie lovers of Oaxacan food products in L.A. [Demotix]

• The wine list at Melrose’s new Cellar 55 is curated by sommelier Chris Miller, who used to be with Mozza. [L.A. Weekly]

• 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]

• The rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners was celebrated Tuesday night at L.A.’s Rincon Chileno. [Neon Tommy]

• 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]

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