New Yorkers Dine on Rabbits; Florida Grows Cheap Strawberries

• Rabbit consumption is on the rise in New York City. [NYP]

• Florida strawberries are abundant and cheap this season, thanks to the January freeze and a delayed harvest. [NPR]

• An Upper West Side man is growing the world’s hottest chili, the naja jolaika, to make the city’s spiciest hot sauce. [NYDN]

• Five people were arrested following a mêlée at Bay Ridge’s Kettle Black Bar. [City Room/NYT]

• Governor Paterson’s “fat tax” could raise the price of powdered-drink mixes. [NYP]

• Workers at Denmark’s Carlsberg beer plant are upset that their longstanding right to drink as they please while working has been limited to three pints at lunch. [WSJ]

• Analysts believe the restaurant recovery began last month. [NRN]

• Arby’s dollar value menu launched Saturday. [NRN]

• Italy’s Home Food program allows visitors to eat family-made food in the homes of Italians. [NYT]

• An Australian cookbook for expectant mothers is being recalled after experts noticed it included ingredients thought to be harmful to pregnant women. [Food Safety News via Eat Me Daily]

• As interest in small plates continues to rise, a cottage industry of tapas tour guides has emerged in Spain. [WSJ]

• The traditional fried English breakfast is not as prevalent as it once was. [Times UK]

• Locavorism gains traction in Australia. [NYT]

• Citing the country’s economic crisis, Pizza Hut plans to close all but one of its Iceland locations. [Reuters]

New Yorkers Dine on Rabbits; Florida Grows Cheap Strawberries