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Man Surrenders After Standoff in Crestwood Bar; Top Chef’s Ratings Bounce Back

• A man from Crestwood surrendered to the police after barricading himself in a bar for over three hours. [Chicago Breaking News]

• Ratings for the second episode of Top Chef’s seventh season were up 22 percent over its dismal premiere ratings. [Hollywood Reporter]

• The best way to photograph food in bright sunlight is by diffusing the light using a sheet, tent, or shadow. [NYT/Diner’s Journal]

• Whole Foods has begun requiring self-declared “organic” beauty products, which are unregulated by the FDA, to be held to the same standards as organic foods. [Forbes]

• The CDC has found that 9 in 10 Americans eat more sodium than is recommended. [Reuters]

• A random sample of used reusable grocery bags revealed that virtually all were contaminated with bacteria, including E. coli. [LAT]

Man Surrenders After Standoff in Crestwood Bar; Top Chef’s Ratings Bounce