Salinger’s Fiction Was Heavy with Food; Is Pork the New Viagra?

• J.D. Salinger’s fiction was chock-full of food references, like the chicken sandwich in Franny and Zooey that signified the rift between Franny and her boyfriend. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• LeBron James is partnering with McDonald’s on a multi-year ad campaign. [NRN]

• In a recent speech, Argentina’s president recommended eating pork as an alternative to Viagra. [Yahoo]

• Two Highland thieves broke into Cee Vee’s Liquor Store and removed the entire ATM machine. [Press Enterprise]

• Author Michael Pollan is convinced the Supreme Court’s recent allowance for corporations to spend unlimited money on political campaigns is “not good” for food safety. [Food Safety News]

• Starbucks is recalling over 12,000 glass bottles after receiving complaints that their stoppers can shatter and cut people. Returning the bottles gets guests a free large beverage in return. [Daily News]

• Over a million cases of Riesling are being branded with a taste profile to help consumers predict the taste of what they are drinking. [Yahoo! News]

• A French winemakers’s plan to name its Sauvignon Blanc “Kiwi Cuvee” was blocked by an Australian tribunal, which felt the name would mislead customers into thinking the wine was from New Zealand. [WSJ]

• Like food, restaurants themselves can have umami, argues restaurateur Bruce Buschel. [You’re The Boss/NYT]

• Greek wines are currently the best they’ve been since ancient times. [Salon]

• Black pepper may have been the culprit in a recent salmonella outbreak that sickened salami-eaters in 40 states. [NYT]

• Arby’s CEO Tom Garrett has resigned. [NRN]

Salinger’s Fiction Was Heavy with Food; Is Pork the New Viagra?