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French Laundry Sous Chef Honored By Gourmet Live; Doritos Can Help Start Fires

• Gourmet Live, in trying to act like the real magazine it once was, has put together their own list of Rising Star Chefs, and among them is Devin Knell, executive sous chef at The French Laundry. [Gourmet Live]

• After a red tide caused a particularly massive abalone die-off recently along the Sonoma coast, the California Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously yesterday to close the fishery and end abalone season, effective soon. [AP/Chron]

7x7 is reviving their Weird Art in Bars series, starting with the White Horse Tavern on Sutter. [Bits + Bites/7x7]

• Kona coffee growers in Hawaii have filed a class action law suit against Safeway over a “Kona blend” coffee that they say has barely any actual Kona beans in it. [AP]

• Worried about heating costs this winter? Try Doritos, the latest alternative fuel source. [Grist]

• Souper Salad has filed for Chapter 11. So much for being super. [NRN]

• How about them apples: Dr. Oz claimed most apple juice contains more than the acceptable amount of arsenic, and that pissed the FDA off quite a bit. They think Oz has it wrong and is being irresponsible and sensationalist. [NYDN]

• If you enjoy highbrow musings about Tostitos and Trident, check out McSweeney’s latest crop of “Reviews of New Food.” [McSweeney’s]

• One family decided to forgo grocery stores and restaurants for a year. Here’s how that worked out (hint: they got really sick of cucumbers). [Moneland/Time]

French Laundry Sous Chef Honored By Gourmet Live; Doritos Can Help Start Fires