Roy Choi Cooking with Mark Peel at Tar Pit; Food Network Host Busted for Recipe Rip-Offs

• Mark Peel and Roy Choi will cook together at The Tar Pit on February 29th, at which Mr. Choi promises “We gonna wreck some shit…” [SI]

• Busted: Food Network had to axe a show called Dessert First after execs discovered the host was ripping off her recipes from other, more famous, chefs. [NYP]

• Dutch scientists released a new study that charts global water use between 1996 and 2005. [NYT]

• Hostaria del Piccolo will open a second location in the mixed use building that’s threatening to turn Rose Ave. into the next Abbot-Kinney. [Eater]

• Probably the best headline you’ll read all day: “Hot Dog Chef Charged with Bank Heists.” [Charties Valley Patch]

• East L.A.’s Ramirez Market reopened this past weekend with an emphasis on healthier foods as part of a joint project between community members, plus Bruin and Trojan researchers. [EGP News]

• All that organic food you’ve been eating might be a secret source of… dietary arsenic. Wait, that’s the form that isn’t all that bad for you, right? [Fox News]

• Be careful next time you buy celery: Proposed government budget cuts “would eliminate the nation’s only program that regularly tests fruits and vegetables for deadly pathogens.” [AP]

• Someone’s van burst into flames at Echo Park’s Jack in the Box on Tuesday. Doh! [The Eastsider]

• The owner of Erewhon is struggling to open that natural foods market Silver Lakers are dying for. [Echo Park Patch]

Roy Choi Cooking with Mark Peel at Tar Pit; Food Network Host Busted for Recipe