Brooklyn Grange Begins to Grow; Daytime Emmy Food Nominees Announced

• Brooklyn Grange, a one-acre rooftop farm in Long Island City, began construction yesterday. [City Room/NYT]

• A Staten Island restaurateur sources most of his ingredients from a garden in his backyard grown using biodynamic methods. [WSJ]

• Rachael Ray and Mayor Bloomberg launched a citywide initiative yesterday to support school gardens. [AP]

• The nominees for Daytime Emmy Awards in the food category include Giada DeLaurentiis, Ruth Reichl, Tyler Florence, and America’s Test Kitchen. [Slashfood]

• Heinz is changing their ketchup recipe for the first time in 40 years; they’re lowering the salt to appeal to more health-conscious consumers. [NYP]

• The fusion of Asian flavors with barbecue, inspired by restaurants like Momofuku and the Kogi Taco Truck, has proven so popular that chains like Chili’s are adding Korean barbecue–inspired items to their menus. [WSJ]

• Whole Foods’ second-quarter profits nearly doubled, a jump that the grocery chain attributes to its affluent customer base and their quickness to depart from recession-minded spending. [Medill News]

• A case of six bottles of 1961 Hermitage “La Chapelle” wine sold for $98,591 at auction, setting a world record. [WSJ]

• R&B; star Kelis claims that she almost quit music to become a chef, going so far as to attend culinary school after recording her most recent record. [Daily Record UK]

Brooklyn Grange Begins to Grow; Daytime Emmy Food Nominees Announced