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Egg Farms Still Not Safe; Have a Beer and a Smoke With Cigar-Flavored Suds

• Something called the “Portfolio Diet” that involves eating lots of soybeans, nuts, and “sticky fiber” may be effective in lowering cholesterol. [NYDN]

• New inspections find that Iowa’s egg farms are still not protecting adequately against salmonella, even after all those people got sick last year. [Your Life/USAT]

• Introducing cigar-flavored beer, which is aged in Spanish cedar for that smoky taste. [USAT]

• Easy to get a table at M. Wells, hard to find a restaurant open in downtown Brooklyn, and more tweets from NYC food notables during Hurricane Irene. [Eater NY]

• If you see Marc Murphy at any of his restaurants, give the chef a pat on the back: He’s regularly donating more than 50 pounds of food at a time to City Harvest. [NYP]

Egg Farms Still Not Safe; Have a Beer and a Smoke With Cigar-Flavored Suds