Lawsuit Brewing For Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena; Mario Batali Is Sued Again

• Mario Batali has been hit with a third lawsuit, this time from workers at his Del Posto restaurant in New York. [Crain’s]

• A class action lawsuit is pending against Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena, claiming that “the school leads prospective students to believe they’ll become chefs” and be placed in restaurants, when they’re more likely to start at entry-level positions. [L.A. Weekly]

• Famima opened a store at Downtown’s Union Station yesterday. [Market Watch]

• Futile attempts were made, among various technical glitches, to get LudoBites reservations yesterday, with one writer predicting “millions” of people will be lined up on Ventura Blvd. for its walk-in options. [The Student Life Pomona]

• Long Beach’s Fremont Elementary School, which has an organic garden and cooking class, got a salad bar yesterday to much fanfare. [L.A. Times]

• Chef Gabrielle Hamilton of New York’s Prune says, “It’s a bit of humiliation,” about appearing on reality shows. [Reuters]

• Hot off the success of their spaghetti taco story, the Times asked readers to submit photos of their own strange food mash-ups. No chefs had better get any ideas. [NYT/Diner’s Journal]

• Bakers in Krakow are pushing the E.U. to designate the obwarzanek krakowski as a regional specialty. Thing is, despite obvious differences, some people can’t distinguish them from bagels. [WSJ]

• Agriculture experts are meeting in Des Moines this week to discuss the problem of world hunger. The guy from Man v. Food isn’t expected to attend. [AP]

• While prepping breakfast, a chef in the UK found a perfectly round egg, which he now plans to keep indefinitely. [Daily Mail]

• The USDA is giving $2 million to food behavior scientists so they can figure out how to trick kids into choosing healthier lunch options. [AP]

Lawsuit Brewing For Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena; Mario Batali Is Sued Again