Katz’s Assures You They’re Safe; Boulud on Buying Local

Katz’s Deli denies selling out to developers and claims it would take “like $50 million” for them to sacrifice the historic deli. [Villager]
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Daniel Boulud reveals his tips for stocking a global pantry, noting that buying locally is all relative: “You drive from Vermont or you fly from California, in less than 24 hours you get it.” [The Canadian Press]

Sort out the growing food-truck scene with this list of the trendsetters including Taco Truck, Dessert Truck from a former Le Cirque pastry chef, and Wafels & Dinges Truck serving “Soft and Chewy waffles or a Light and Crispy covered in powdered sugar, Nutella, strawberries, whipped cream, or maple syrup.” God bless the Belgian Ministry for Culinary Affairs. [Gridskipper]
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Hopes that Red Hook’s 360 was back in action after women were spotted carrying groceries into the basement have been dashed. “Red Hook Added Value farm worked out a deal with owner Arnaud before he split town to use his walk-in to store their produce before delivering to restaurant customers.” [Eater]

Even the Brits have caught wind of Serendipity 3’s gold-filled Frrrozen Haute Chocolate. We’re such crazy, gaudy Americans. [Telegraph]

With this handy guide, you too can produce a “homey but contemporary Thanksgiving meal in the Williams-Sonoma model.” [NYDN]

We’re not the only ones interested in the identity of the food personality looking for an unpaid intern. [Eat for Victory/VV]
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Katz’s Assures You They’re Safe; Boulud on Buying Local