Coolhaus Gets in Bed with Nissan; The Passions of Colonel Sanders

• Coolhaus and The Grilled Cheese Truck are getting Nissan-issued versions of themselves, as automakers push into the food truck game. [SacBee]

•Turns out the local-food movement in the U.S. is a lot bigger than it’s been given credit for in the past: a $4.8 billion industry, to be precise. [WP]

• A just-uncovered, original Colonel Sanders cookbook suggests he would’ve fit right into our current dining climate; it seems he was obsessed with “real old-time country and farm cooking.” [Boston Globe]

• Big name chain supermarkets in L.A. are feeling the heat from smaller competitors like Sprouts and Food 4 Less. [Business Insider]

• This photo basically says all you probably need to know about this past weekend’s food blogger conference in Santa Monica. [SMDP]

• NBC interviews the one and only Matt Armendariz, of popular food blog MattBites. [

• Some green-thumbs in Las Vegas are taking a ” a=”None” chain-restaurant=”None” approach=”None” to=”None” farming=”None” pot.”=”None” [LAT]

• Being a cheese sculptor is “much more delightful than working with wood or stone. You can snack while you work.” [Salt/NPR]

• Chain restaurant retailers have discovered college campuses as a great market, because many students are essentially captive audiences. [NRN]

Coolhaus Gets in Bed with Nissan; The Passions of Colonel Sanders