Tyson Tries to Sell Us Its Dark Meat; Cooking Grease Thefts Reported

• Here’s a disturbing interview about how Tyson is trying to sell dark chicken meat to “picky” Americans, since “chicken legs and thighs are piling up in warehouses as China and Russia buy less.” [Marketplace/American Public Media]

• Whole Foods is an unlikely source of genetically modified foods (organic food by law can’t contain GMOs), but they’re there on the shelves in non-organic foods, and it’s difficult to avoid them since there’s no labeling. [LAT]

• We can likely expect more harsh weather over the next decade, and droughts and heavy rain are murder on the food supply. [Bloomberg]

• Thefts of used cooking grease are again on the rise, with authorities blaming fuel costs. [KABC]

• Sandra Lee has already published about a bajillion books, but Hyperion and the Disney Interactive Media Group just announced a five-book deal with the Food Network star, including two novels. [AP]

• Nancy Silverton not only teaches you how to make a mean focaccia, she does so in spirited prose. [LAT]

• Preserving fruit in alcohol adds a flavorful new component to home canning. And just like that, we’re feeling the canning trend! [LAT]

• Midtown Lunch notices that Flavors of Belize is as tasty as it is consistently empty. [Midtown Lunch]

• Need your own new restaurant bucket list? KevinEats is up on the scene before pretty much anybody. [Blogging (in) L.A.]

• Once CPK is in the hands of Golden Gate, expect an aggressive expansion. [LA Observed]

• Oscar Meyer’s Weinermobile has been redesigned as a more standard food truck that will travel the country passing out “hot dogs and other meat products.” Goody. [Drive On/USAT]

Tyson Tries to Sell Us Its Dark Meat; Cooking Grease Thefts Reported