Whale Meat Resurfaces; Machete Hero Saves Woman in Islands Parking Lot

• After a woman was attacked by a man in Marina del Rey and screamed, a machete-wielding neighbor chased the suspect into Islands’ parking lot. [My Fox L.A.]

• CNN will soon launch Eatocracy, a food blog. [Kat Kinsman/Twitter via Eater]

• DNA tests reveal a trade in whale meat from Los Angeles to Seoul, Korea. [CBC News]

• Newly re-released cookbook Spécialités de la Maison includes recipes from 1940s-era luminaries like Katharine Hepburn and Helen Keller. [NYT]

• Chocolate-covered bacon is sweeping the country. [Omaha World Herald]

• McDonald’s board of directors rejected a proposal that would have required five percent of the company’s eggs to be cage-free. [Green Inc./NYT]

• Garden Grove’s House Foods America Corporation, one of the country biggest tofu manufacturers, is installing solar panels to help keep 675,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from being released int the atmosphere. [Renewable Energy World]

• A new crop of delis, like New York’s Mile End and Saul’s in Berkeley, focus on delicious, sustainable foods — even if they aren’t necessarily kosher. [NYT]

• Though a dislike for cilantro seems to be genetically based, neurologists suggest it can be overcome. [NYT]

• Many popular vegetarian products, like Boca burgers, contain trace amounts of an air pollutant called hexane. [Gothamist]

• Researchers have found strains of an HIV-related virus in illegal bushmeat imports in the United States. [WSJ]

• Starbucks hopes to enter the Indian market soon. [NYDN]

• Wal-Mart has raised its food prices by 2.3 percent since February. [NYP]

• Ramps are the new arugula, prized more for their cultural cachet than for their taste. [Time]

Whale Meat Resurfaces; Machete Hero Saves Woman in Islands Parking Lot