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Bad Water at Purdue; Ruth Reichl’s Sympathy Sandwich

• Purdue is warning students to run their taps for 30 seconds before drinking water after high levels of lead were found in the supply. [Tribune]

• Ruth Reichl got a free sandwich at the Newark Airport yesterday when the clerk recognized her and said “I’m so sorry; this one’s on me.” [NYP]

• Wendy’s is launching a new ad campaign touting the freshness of its products. [WSJ]

• Baltimore’s anonymous pizza bloggers are getting odd packages like steak knives in tomatoes or messages in jars left on their doorsteps. [Slice]

• Despite the recession, business is great for food festivals. [WSJ]

• At 1,725 pounds, a pumpkin grown in Ohio may be the world’s largest. [NYDN]

• Ferran Adria will be the subject of a ten-part series on Spanish public television. [Eater National]

Bad Water at Purdue; Ruth Reichl’s Sympathy Sandwich