Sara Jenkins’s Tuscan Childhood; Let’s All Eat Green Bugs

• For Porsena chef-owner Sara Jenkins, growing up in a Tuscan farmhouse with a cookbook-author mother shaped her approach to food. [NPR]

• In the face of a global food crisis, one Dutch scientist recommends we all develop a taste for nutritious green bugs. Meanwhile, American children are preparing to go on strike. [BBC]

• It seems the 20-ounce “venti” just isn’t big enough for some Starbucks customers; today, the chain is rolling out its 31-ounce “trenta” size, beginning in fourteen Southern states. [USAT]

• Sluggishness and memory problems might be related to a deficiency of vitamin B-12, found in fish, beef, and dairy products. [WSJ]

• Gluten-free diets are increasingly touted as weight-loss regimens, but that’s actually not such a hot idea. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

• With skyrocketing food prices, the U.N.’s World Food Programme has found itself $3 billion short. [AP]