You Can’t Swap Your Baby for Beer; Bill Cosby Shills for Jell-O

• A Chicopee man faces child endangerment charges after allegedly offering to swap his three month old daughter for two forties. [Herald]

• After a ten year hiatus, Bill Cosby is the face of Jell-O once again. [USA Today]

• Eric Ripert will alternate Top Chef episode judging duties with Gail Simmons and “didn’t see” Toby Young while filming. [Eater]

• Chefs may feel entitled to act out (a la Marc Forgione’s recent meltdown) because of the veneration their profession receives on shows like Top Chef. [NYDN]

• States interested in taxing candy are having a hard time defining what, exactly, candy is. [Real Time Economics/WSJ]

• Arby’s recent financial slide is “among the worst in modern restaurant history,” according to an industry analyst. [NYDN]

• A North Carolina waitress was fired after complaining about tips on Facebook. [Charlotte Observer via Huffington Post]

• A coalition of 80 top food companies vowed yesterday to remove 1.5 trillion calories from their products to fight obesity. [Salon]

• Some pizzerias in Naples may be using used coffin wood in their ovens. [France24 via Feast]

• A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that, while processed meats like bacon and sausage raise the risk for heart disease, burgers and steak do not. [WSJ]

• Fleming’s Steakhouse has overhauled its menu to better appeal to women. [NRN]

You Can’t Swap Your Baby for Beer; Bill Cosby Shills for Jell-O