Calorie Counts Underreported; How Do Bugs Really Taste?

• MObama is tackling “food deserts” head-on, getting huge retailers like Wal-Mart and SuperValu to expand offerings of healthy food or open new stores in impoverished areas. [Your Life/USAT]

• Researchers at Tufts University discovered that restaurants frequently underreport calorie counts by around 100 calories a dish. That’s an extra pat of butter added by the chef last-minute. [NYDN]

• John Mosca, founder of the cult-favorite New Orleans restaurant Mosca’s, has passed away at 86 from prostate cancer. [NYT]

• Did you know there’s a show called Staten Island Cakes? It showcases the kooky creations of a 21-year-old local baker. [NYDN]
• It probably won’t surprise you to learn that Utah has really, uh, quirky liquor laws, despite having relaxed regulations somewhat in 2009. [NYT]

• A group of Hindu diners who were served meat-filled samosas at an Edison, New Jersey, restaurant after requesting a vegetarian meal are suing for the cost of a “purifying” trip to India. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• Since we should all be eating insects for ecological reasons, how do they taste? Well, “a bit nutty,” according to Daniella Martin of the blog Girl Meets Bug. [HuffPo]

Calorie Counts Underreported; How Do Bugs Really Taste?