Karzai’s Half-Brother Became Political at Chicago Restaurant; Jell-O Makes a Comeback

• We already knew that Hamid Karzai’s half-brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, owned a restaurant in Chicago during the 80s and 90s; according to the Tribune, that also happens to be where he “found his political footing as he listened to fellow expatriates talk about their home country.” [Trib]

• It had to happen: Jell-O is cool again. So much so that “avant-garde” chefs are taking advantage. [WSJ]

• By observing “enigmatic” millennials in the wild, chain restaurant operators have figured out that the coveted 18-34 demographic enjoys snacking and socializing in restaurants. [NRN]

• This milk ad campaign is pissing off feminists since it insinuates that women with PMS are complete bitches who can be placated with a glass of cow juice. And this candy TV spot, which features dad man boobs, is just plain disturbing. [HuffPo, AdWeek]

• Jamie Oliver is ending a lucrative endorsement deal with the U.K.-based Sainsbury’s grocery chain to spend more time working with the Jamie Oliver Foundation. However, these celebrity chefs have no qualms about shilling for brands like Diet Coke and Crest. Right, Emeril? [HuffPo, Zagat]

• The author of the book Junk Foodie offers tips on making Balinese springs rolls out of orange fruit roll-ups, grapefruit jelly beans, and Utz Red Hot Potato Chips, among other disgusting-sounding recipes. [WSJ]