Nuns Battle Strippers; Today in Portuguese-African Fried Chicken News

• The Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo, renowned for their sfingi (ricotta doughnuts) at the annual Taste of Melrose Park, are fighting the village of Stone Park, which apparently thought right next to their retirement home would be a swell place to put a state of the art strip club. [Sun-Times]

• Genetically engineered crops had a banner year in 2011, though people are a bit iffy on GM salmon. [USAT]

• A South African fried chicken chain that’s “a mix of Portuguese and African-style spicy chicken” is expanding rapidly worldwide. Yes, please! [NYDN]

• Bread is the No. 1 source of salt in the American diet. Who knew? [Healthland/Time]

• Mindful eating is about “savoring every bite,” and is considered a form of meditation through food. It’s also one of the tips in French Women Don’t Get Fat, so expect a bonus in that regard. [NYT]