Nigella Lawson Inspires New Alice in Wonderland Queen; Cipriani London Must Change Name

• The White Queen in the new Alice in Wonderland movie was inspired by Nigella Lawson. [Digital Spy]

• Los Angeles’ Filipino chefs are rarely working with Filipino ingredients or recipes at their restaurants. [L.A. Times]

• Two law firms filed a class action lawsuit against Yelp, charging that the site extorted money from a veterinary hospital in order to remove negative reviews. [TechCrunch]

• Cipriani London must change its name after losing a suit brought by Venice’s Hotel Cipriani. [NYP]

• County Health Inspectors have forced a Camarillo hardware store to stop giving out free doughnuts and coffee after fifteen years of offering them. [Ventura County Star]

• A new study reports that raising the tax on junk food is more effective in fighting obesity than lowering the cost of health food. [Yahoo! News/AFP]

• Happy hours are increasingly being added to boost restaurant’s bottom lines. [USA Today]

•: A new website called is rating restaurants on their ability to serve customers with food allergies. [Red Orbit]

Iron Chef UK will debut later this year. [Digital Spy]

• Tours at many craft breweries are getting more interactive, with visitors getting the chance to do everything from cleaning tanks to shoveling grain. [NYT]

• High-end chefs like Jose Andres are fans of canned seafood. [NRN]

• North Carolina’s Crop Mob, a loosely organized group of landless farmers and those interested in agriculture, has been instrumental in establishing at least fifteen small-scale sustainable farms. [NYT]

• Liquor companies, having cut prices to keep cash-strapped consumers, are concerned they won’t be able to raise them back up when the economy recovers. [WSJ]

• Hellman’s new light mayonnaise is the industry’s first to use cage-free eggs. [PR Newswire for Journalists via Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• Burger King may temporarily eliminate tomatoes from its burgers due to a shortage in Florida. [ABC]

Nigella Lawson Inspires New Alice in Wonderland Queen; Cipriani London