Logan Customs Officials Warn Against Diseased Delicacies; Maya Angelou Knows Why the Caged Bird Tastes Good


• Logan Airport customs officials are bracing for the inevitable holiday influx of strange, possibly diseased "delicacies" smuggled by travelers. [CBS Local]

• Maya Angelou has a cookbook out, and she’s not sorry about it. You’ve simply got to try her recipe for roasted caged bird. [Guardian UK]

• New research suggests that fatty foods are as addictive as cocaine. And hey, they’re cheaper and legal. [Bloomberg]

• Here’s a lesson in how consumer and government fears made the world rice market go crazy a few years ago, even when there was no actual rice shortage. The takeaway: Don’t hoard food. [Salt/NPR]

• Some athletes are forgoing the typical diet of bars and gels as performance food for more natural snacks like almonds or tortillas. [Chicago Tribune]