Slow Cocktails at Ranstead Room; Heinz Changes Ketchup Recipe

• Ranstead Room mastermind Sasha Petraske admits that his cocktails aren’t for everyone; impatient bar-drinkers might be disappointed by the amount of time it takes to make his meticulous drinks. [Inquirer]

• 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 forty 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. [UK Daily Record]

Slow Cocktails at Ranstead Room; Heinz Changes Ketchup Recipe