Board of Supes Has a Dessert Throwdown; Booze With Dinner Means You Won’t Crave Dessert

Dufty's orange and black yule log.
Dufty’s orange and black yule log. Photo: Michael Bauer

• The Board of Supervisors yesterday had their Fourth Annual Holiday Treat Throwdown, which included a winning (and Bauer says foul-tasting) pudding-cake concoction by David Chiu symbolizing the “mud wrestling” of the Board, and a yule log made by one Bevan Defty that was orange and black inside (gross) in honor of the Giants. [Between Meals/Scoop]

• Former Chron food blogger Britt Billmaier is going to be on the next season of The Bachelor. [Eater]

• This week in McDonald’s problems: first the company had its computers hacked, now it’s getting sued by a group that claims Happy Meals encourage unhealthy food choices. But hey, on a brighter note, the company is expanding in China. Also, people in the Temescal area of Oakland nix a plan to let McDonald’s renovate. [LAT, NRN, SFist]

• Drinking alcohol with a rich meal has been shown to slow digestion. That means you won’t be hungry for high-calorie desserts; bottoms up! [Discovery News]

• Dannon reached a $21 million settlement with the Federal government over “exaggerated” claims for certain yogurt products; among other things, the company must now stop saying Activia makes people poop. [USAT]

• Here’s a video of what one chef claims is the world’s healthiest meal: turkey curry made with blueberries, cinnamon, and goji berry pilaf. Yum? [ABC Local]

• One out of six Americans gets food poisoning each year. That’s a lot, but it’s lower than what the CDC had previously claimed. [USAT]

• Starbucks executive Paula Boggs was appointed to the White House Council for Community Solutions. This should solve the pressing issue of latte-deprivation-fueled crime in Washington. [NRN]

Board of Supes Has a Dessert Throwdown; Booze With Dinner Means You Won’t