Bobby Flay Wins Big At the Races; Two Found Dead at Downey El Pollo Loco

• Bobby Flay’s horse, More Than Real, won a high-stakes race at this weekend’s Breeder’s Cup. [AP]

• A market manager for non-profit Raw Inspiration, which runs several local farmers markets, has accused a vendor from Rancho Las Gordonises of substituting wholesale produce from Mexico for its own. The whistle-blower also says her pay and duties are being cut. [UPI]

• Roughly 40% of all food purchased in the U.S. is not consumed, causing a massive strain on the planet to both produce it and dispose of it. [L.A. Times]

• A man and woman were found dead with gunshot wounds in the parking lot of a Downey El Pollo Loco last night, a possible murder-suicide. [The Downey Patriot]

• A 92-year-old man went missing after voyaging to the restroom at the Downtown location of the Palms. He was found later the next afternoon at a Pico nail salon. [L.A. Times]

• Bruxie food stand in Orange as an Angus burger with waffles for buns. Nancy Luna calls it “satisfying,” if strange. [Fast Food Maven/OC Register]

• The National Hot Rod Association was founded at Tam O’Shatner’s restaurant. [Auto Week]

• The idea that turkey makes you sleepy is false, no matter how long you nap after Thanksgiving dinner. [L.A. Times]

• Trader Joe’s is recalling several products that carry cilantro that might have been tainted by salmonella. [Health Related Infos.]

⁊: Not to be outdone by cilantro, red leaf lettuce sold at three SoCal supermarkets–Numero Uno, Canton Food Co., and Cardenas Market–is being recalled for a possible salmonella threat as well. [The Packer]

• Government cheese: Through a group called Dairy Management, the USDA is pushing high-fat cheese to consumers, even while warning about the threat of obesity. [NYT]

• Just in time for Next Iron Chef: AT&T;’s U-verse cable system put Food Network and Cooking Channel back on the air yesterday after a contract dispute. It seems like this happens every week now, right? [Chi Trib]

• After doing the whole healthy-eating spiel in the U.K. and U.S., Jamie Oliver is taking his message to Australia. [Reuters]

Bobby Flay Wins Big At the Races; Two Found Dead at Downey El Pollo Loco