Julia Child’s Posthumous Productivity; More on the Kwanzaa Cake

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• Julia Child: kind of like Tupac when it comes to posthumous output. Her latest piece of work (aside from the shimmy) is a book that recounts her letters to pen pal Avis DeVoto. [Globe]

• Don’t worry about that annoying ear-splitting siren while enjoying your breakfast in San Clemente—it’s just a test. [LAT]

• Salon’s Francis Lam digs deep into Sandra Lee’s Kwanzaa cake. The verdict: Yep, it’s pretty shameful. [Salon]

• Parking just got a little easier in Hollywood: The Paker app shows parking lots, garages and metered spots closest to you, and even which take credit cards or coins. [LAT]

• Jamie Oliver says he sometimes despises his wife, and that he’s never read a book in his life. [Telegraph]

• A dude in New London, Connecticut, tried to rob a restaurant using an iPhone as his weapon. As you might imagine, it didn’t work out so well for him. [MSNBC]

• Where to get your first heart-attack in 2011: Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s now have their own rewards app. [TechCrunch]

• Pizza wars! The major pizza chains are becoming particularly competitive as post-recession America’s demand for cheap food continues to grow. [Free Press via USAT]

Julia Child’s Posthumous Productivity; More on the Kwanzaa Cake