Shrek Sells Kids on Onions; Stefan Richter’s Entourage Moment

• Vidalia growers use Shrek to get kids to eat their onions. [WSJ]

• Specialty-food sellers at this week’s Fancy Food Show are unconcerned with New York’s proposed crackdown on sodium. [NYDN]

• Panera Bread is looking for New York City locations, and chains Freshii (from Toronto) and the German pasta restaurant Vapiano will open in the city in the coming months. [WSJ]

Top Chef star Stefan Richter has a cameo on the seventh-season premiere of Entourage. [Just Jared]

• Genetically altered salmon, which grow at twice the rate of normal salmon, are under consideration for FDA approval. [NYT]

• Carb-conscious folks who order their bagel “scooped out” are only saving about 75 calories. [NYP]

• New Orleans–based chef Susan Spicer is initiating a class-action lawsuit against BP for loss of income based on the oil spill’s devastation of the Gulf seafood supply chain. [Reuters]

• A bar owner and ultimate fighter accused of beating up an Albany Times Union restaurant critic in 2008 was charged with misdemeanor assault. [AP]

• Over the last few decades, Copenhagen has transformed from a city of stodgy restaurants to one of the world’s most interesting culinary destinations. [AFP]

• India’s recent increase in alcohol consumption has left brewers and liquor produces scrambling to fill demand. [LAT]

• A handful of states are relaxing the laws surrounding the sale of homemade foods without the usual licensing at venues like farmers’ markets. [AP]

• New EU legislation wants to change food packaging so it specifies quantities by weight rather than number, effectively eliminating the notion of “a dozen eggs.” [Telegraph UK]

Shrek Sells Kids on Onions; Stefan Richter’s Entourage