Seinfeld Sued for Slandering Cookbook Author; Jamie Oliver Mulls Baby Names

The Sneaky Chef author Missy Chase Lapine is suing Jerry Seinfeld for allegedly slanderous remarks he made about her while she was suing his wife for cookbook plagiarism. [NYP]

• Jamie Oliver would like to name his next baby Thorn because “You would want to go out with someone called Thorn. You’d want to be his friend. When he gets his first date it’ll be like, ‘show us your thorn, Thorn’.” [STV]

• Garden Grove’s Buca di Beppo broke the Guinness record for largest bowl of pasta at 13,780 pounds. [Xinhuanet]

• Colleen Craig, founder of the So. Cal Mobile Food Vendors Association, was appointed president of Calbi Fusion Tacos. [Business Wire]

• Pasadena restaurant owner Alvin Simon died late last month at age 82. [L.A> Times]

• a 44-year-old man is in critical condition after running his jeep into a delivery truck at a San Clemente Ralph’s. [KNBC]

• Due to fears of overcrowding, event organizers are canceling a 200-year-old event in which participants chase a wheel of cheese down a hill in Southeast England. [MSNBC]

• An off-duty officer shot and killed a man who attacked him and his daughter at an Anaheim Del Taco last night. [CBS2]

• Some feminists are turning to ultra-locavorism, but “if a woman is not careful, it seems, chicken wire can coop her up as surely as any gilded cage.” [NYT]

• Children are increasingly turning to vegetarianism, even if their parents are meat eaters. [NYP]

• Companies are removing high fructose corn syrup from many products, including Hunt’s ketchup and Gatorade. [AdAge]

• Chile lost about thirteen percent of its wine in the recent earthquake. [WSJ]

• Gastrohotels are popping up alongside some of Spain’s top restaurants. [NYT]

Seinfeld Sued for Slandering Cookbook Author; Jamie Oliver Mulls Baby Names