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Achatz Lectures at Harvard; Block 37 Gets a Frozen Custard Stand

• Alinea chef Grant Achatz will lecture at Harvard next week. [Eater Chicago]

• Andy’s Frozen Custard opened this week at Block 37 in the Loop. [TOC]

• After repeated protests from PETA, a Sacramento restaurant has stopped serving a dish of live, “dancing” shrimp. [MSNBC]

• Artist Jonathan Blaustein set out to see how many foods he could photograph that cost just one dollar. [NYT]

• In his role as US entrant in the Bocuse D’Or, Eleven Madison Park sous chef James Kent trains as hard as some athletes. [AFP]

• Two chefs — Chicago’s Ina PIckney and South Carolina’s Nathalee Dupree — have announced their candidacy for the U.S. Senate recently. [WSJ]

• A Turkish restaurant employs a full-time anthropologist to travel the globe and send back rare and disappearing ingredients. [SMH]

• British oysters are back in season this month; they’re one of the most in-demand ingredients on the market right now. [WSJ]

Achatz Lectures at Harvard; Block 37 Gets a Frozen Custard Stand