Maya Angelou Pens New Cookbook; 15% of U.S. Used Food Stamps in August

• Maya Angelou has a cookbook out, and she’s not sorry about it. You’ve simply got to try her recipe for roasted caged bird. [Guardian UK]

• David Farnsworth, owner of Pasadena’s British pub Lucky Baldwins, has died at age 61. [The Full Pint via Eater]

• Power 106 radio host Big Boy speaks about his passion for food, something he had to curtail to go from a 511-pound frame to the slim man he is today. [All Hip Hop]

• French chefs are trying to overcome the stereotype that they’re smelly haughty. [LAT]

• Nearly 15% of the U.S. population used food stamps in the month of August as an increase of 8.1% has been recorded nationally over the last year. [Catholic Online]

• New research suggests that fatty foods are as addictive as cocaine. And hey, they’re cheaper and legal. [Bloomberg]

• Here’s a lesson in how consumer and government fears made the world rice market go crazy a few years ago, even when there was no actual rice shortage. The takeaway: Don’t hoard food. [Salt/NPR]

• Some athletes are forgoing the typical diet of bars and gels as performance food for more natural snacks like almonds or tortillas. [Chicago Tribune]

• Sirio Maccioni has opened his first Le Cirque in Asia, at the Leela Palace in New Delhi. [NYDN]

MTV took rapper Mac Miller to New York’s Katz’s Delicatessen, where he inquired whether he could get some gefilte fish but had to settle for pastrami. [MTV]

Maya Angelou Pens New Cookbook; 15% of U.S. Used Food Stamps in August