Beer Gets Barrel-Aged; Natalie Portman Goes Vegan

• Chicago breweries are leading the return to wood-barrel-aged beer. [Tribune]

• Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals converted Natalie Portman to veganism. [HuffPo]

• Though Ad Hoc at Home is billed as Thomas Keller’s most accessible book yet, home cooks may still find it challenging. [WSJ]

• Meat companies are not happy about the “Meatless Mondays” recently instituted in Baltimore public school cafeterias. [The Atlantic Food]

• A man dressed as Colonel Sanders managed to finagle his way into the U.N., where he then posed for a photo with General Assembly president Ali Treki. [Telegraph]

• Food blogger Luisa Weiss of The Wednesday Chef has gotten a book deal. [Eat Me Daily]

• Pennsylvania police recently stumbled upon what they thought was a meth lab, but turned out to be a defunct wine-making operation. [NYP]

Beer Gets Barrel-Aged; Natalie Portman Goes Vegan