Food Riots Strike Kenya; California Salmon Come Back

• Kenya is the latest African nation to see rioting over food prices; police dispersed a recent protest with tear gas. [Reuters]

• Following a three-year forced closure, California’s salmon industry is back in business. Russ Parsons decides to revisit Thomas Keller’s crisp-skin salmon recipe. Sure, it’s only been two months since the chef offered it, but hey, why not? [LAT]

• House Republicans are not siding with the Obama administration’s efforts to limit junk-food advertising to kids. Quelle surprise. [USAT]

• Sugar and dairy are the latest commodities whose prices have soared. However, the U.S. corn crop is plenty big this year, which will help drive some food costs down. [Bloomberg, Mercury News]

• Gawker says the Heidi Montag- and Ashley Dupré-starring Famous Food is a “train wreck.” Sounds similar to Vulture’s first reaction! [Gawker]

• This Friday’s East L.A. Meets Napa event will find the debut of Tributo a Mi Padre, a tequila being launched by Hector V. Barreto, former head of the U.S. Small Business Administration. [Sacramento Bee]

• Various Los Angeles-based stars are offering suggestions for The Royal Couple’s upcoming vacation. We’re not sure they’ll be partying with Paris at Polo Lounge anytime soon. [NBC]

• Arguments both for and against chef James Graham’s beer and wine license at Ba were made last night in Highland Park, with the planning commission planning to offer a ruling within the next week. [Highland Park Patch]

• Some eccentric cafe owners in England are selling their collection of sandwich crusts and other crumbs left behind by famous people. [BBC]

Food Riots Strike Kenya; California Salmon Come Back