The Obamas Beat on Beets; Kelis Plans a Cookbook

• Neither Barack nor Michelle Obama cares for beets. [LHJ via Eater]

• Kelis is working on a cookbook. [The Moment/NYT]

• A burning body discovered last month on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara has been identified as Bernardo Alvarez, a popular server at Tarzana’s Greystoke Grill. [KTLA]

• It might be awhile before we try Nancy Silverton’s Spuntino, as Host International claims two of the participating consulting firms have conflicts of interest, thus complicating the review of new vendors at LAX. [L.A. Times]

• Conde Nast will license its magazine names for restaurants abroad. [WSJ]

• The headlines regarding fraudulent olive oil were most likely misleading. [Zester Daily]

• Canning and blogging about canning is reaching trendy new heights. [L.A. Times]

• Wendy’s will expand to Russia early next year. [Reuters]

• The Cheesecake Factory came out on top in a recent survey of consumers’ favorite chain restaurants. [NRN]

• As the government prepares to update federal nutrition guidelines, it appears it will not reverse its reliance on carbohydrates. [NYP]

The Obamas Beat on Beets; Kelis Plans a Cookbook