New Carnivorous Plant Discovered; Julia Child Book Sales Soar

• Giant carnivorous plant that can catch a rat in its trap is discovered in the Phillipines, as well as pink ferns and blue mushrooms. [BBC]

• Publicity from Julie & Julia is propelling Mastering the Art of French Cooking to the top of bestseller lists. [Crain’s]

• Bill Clinton celebrated his 63rd birthday at Las Vegas’ Craftsteak last night. [The Caucus/NYT]

• Food stamp users have a Body Mass Index 1.15 points higher than non-users, according to a study by two researchers. [Science Daily]

• One man dead and two people stabbed in a ruckus at Arturo’s Jazz Theatre and Restaurant in Detroit.[DFP]

• Those who eat breakfast cereal could be more inclined to keep off pounds. [MSN]

• The British government wants to focus on new food security plan by making more food using less energy and water to feed the world population and reduce environmental impact.[Reuters]

• Tokyo’s bread scene is getting better and better with a wave of stylish new boulangeries. [NYT]

• A new report from the School Nutrition Project indicates that school lunches are slowly improving, with more meatless options and local fruits and vegetables being added. [Diner’s Journal]

New Carnivorous Plant Discovered; Julia Child Book Sales Soar