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AXE Caters MOCA Gala; McDonald’s Is Feeling Itself

• L.A. food stylist Adam Pearson was briefly removed from a Delta flight for having the words “Atom Bomb,” a childhood nickname, tattooed across his knuckles. [WMCTV]

Axe chef Joanna Moore catered MOCA’s “The Artist’s Museum Happening” last Saturday, serving farm-to-table food to guests like Priscilla Presley, Rose McGowan, and Kirsten Dunst. [L.A. Times]

• Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Lynch, and Baz Luhrmann were among the eulogizers at the funeral of movie producer Dino De Laurentiis, the grandfather of Food Network star Giada. [USAT]

• McDonald’s is doing just great, thankyouverymuch, says its chairman, Jim Skinner. He also claims the fast-food giant is “recession-proof,” “own[s]” breakfast, has been “part of the solution” with regard to obesity, and a bunch of other stuff that will piss you off. [USAT]

• The Sprinkles Mobile will be the first food truck to hit the floor of the L.A. Auto Show. [PR Newswire]

• UCLA professor Robert Gottlieb’s new book Food Justice seeks to review the state of U.S. “food deserts,” as inspired by surveys he and his students took after the L.A. Riots. [L.A. Times]

• Confirming what any sane consumer would have suspected, Jones bacon-flavored soda has a “salty, hammy” aftertaste and generally isn’t too appealing. [Pop Candy/USAT]

• According to a survey, the average American will spend two of the year’s remaining days engaged in holiday shopping and merriment, including more than three hours standing in line. [NYDN]

• And now for the latest hard-hitting trend coverage from the New York Post: Doughnuts are popular. [NYP]

AXE Caters MOCA Gala; McDonald’s Is Feeling Itself