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  1. plot twists
    India’s ‘Dosa King’ Has DiedP. Rajagopal began serving a life sentence in prison for a 2001 murder just nine days ago.
  2. shortages
    India’s Political Unrest Has Caused a Darjeeling Tea ShortageOne grower calls it “the worst crisis we have ever faced.”
  3. fusion
    How Chefs Are Making the Flavors of India Shine in the American South“This deep sense of hospitality really rings true in both cultures.”
  4. super chefs
    Unstoppable Chef Sets Guinness Record by Cooking Nonstop for 53 HoursHe finished and said, “I still have energy to go on for 10 more hours.”
  5. amazing
    Bar Builds Maze to Thwart Law Saying It Must Be 500 Meters From HighwayNothing spurs creativity like a threat to alcohol.
  6. the chain gang
    Why Fast-Food Chains in India Are Working Extra Hard to Recruit Female WorkersThey even offer self-defense and gender-sensitization classes.
  7. Food Waste
    Restaurant Feeds Homeless with Street FridgeThe owner says she can barely keep it stocked.
  8. The Chain Gang
    Burger King’s Veggie Burger Might Be Coming to AmericaThe company launched it in India.
  9. Burgers
    India Gets In on Japan’s Black-Burger CrazeSurprise: still weird!
  10. Awful Things
    The High Demand for Cashews Is Crippling Harvesters in India and VietnamBad pay and poor working conditions are two of the issues.
  11. Sacred Cows
    Eating Beef in Parts of India Can Now Land You in PrisonA ban in Maharashtra is a first for the country.
  12. Beer Me
    Brewery Apologizes for Putting Gandhi on Its Beer LabelsNew England Brewing Company’s says its “fully vegetarian” IPA is an homage.
  13. Trouble Brewing
    Starbucks Owes Kraft $2.75 BillionStarbucks has had better days.
  14. The Chain Gang
    Fatburger Expands to India, For Some ReasonThere, you’ll be able to order anything on the menu except for a hamburger.
  15. Mediavore
    Fans Pay Last Respects to Sushi Nozawa; Wal-Mart Opening Chinatown Grocery StoreDiners flock to Studio City to part ways with a legendary sushi stand-out.
  16. Mediavore
    Philabundance Moves Forward on Non-Profit Supermarket; High End Popcorn IsPlus: Did Fox News really kill a story with video of Mayor Nutter spanking a woman at North Bowl; and Latina chefs are trending now, all in our morning news roundup.
  17. Mediavore
    Mitt Romney Eats at McDonald’s; Pink Pepper Shooting Victim NamedMitt shows he’s just a regular, everyday, average dude while hitting The Golden Arches.
  18. Mediavore
    Porcupine Popularity Presents Problems for PA Hunters; Mitt Romney Eats atPlus: Beef supplies are down and prices are up; and “Foodistan” tries to mend the rift between India and Pakistan, all in our morning news roundup.
  19. Mediavore
    Romney Hits Mickey D’s; Beef Prices and Lamb Demand Are UpPlus: Pakistan-India cooking show ‘Foodistan’ a bust, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  20. Mediavore
    Apples Rain Down on UK Motorists; Bootleg Liquor Kills 116 in IndiaFreak weather causes the fruits to fall from the sky on to British motorists.
  21. Mediavore
    Kildare’s Reopens After Being Cited for Serving Minors; Hail Storm ofPlus: McDonald’s cops a farm-to-table stance; and bootleg liquor claims 115 lives in India, all in our morning news roundup.
  22. Mediavore
    Indian Weddings Take Heat for Food Waste; Woman Delivers Child in Hardee’sThe subcontinent’s more lavish ceremonies are under fire for possibly being too extravagant.
  23. Mediavore
    Ice Cube Shilling for Coors; Harry & David Try to Get Their Groove BackThe rapper will do a commercial for “The Silver Bullet,” while the mail-order fruit giant files for chapter eleven.
  24. Mediavore
    Deer Cull Program Produces 18,000 Pounds of Venison For the Hungry; Harry &Plus: No one knows how much caffeine is bad for you; and Subway serves chicken tikka in India, all in our morning news roundup.
  25. Mediavore
    J. Gold Addresses UC Riverside; Diet Soda Could Increase Stroke RiskThe Pulitzer Prize winning critic pooh-poohs the need for authenticity.
  26. Mediavore
    A Former McFadden’s Boss Accused of Discrimination in Philly FacesPlus: The ethanol industry puts a pinch on the nation’s corn supply; and lowered onion costs alleviate food inflation in India, all in our morning news roundup.
  27. Mediavore
    Egyptians Stockpiling Food; Sara Lee SplitsThe cookie company divides itself in two, while continuing protests in Egypt have people stocking up.
  28. Mediavore
    Cinnaminson’s Acme Is Another Casualty of the Grocery War; As ProtestsPlus: Believe it or not, Rachel Zoe does eat; and rising food costs in India force citizens to cut discretionary spending, all in our morning news roundup.
  29. Coming Soon
    Where to Eat Indian Street Food Without The Near-Death ExperienceStreets of India Cafe will reproduce the subcontinent’s spread of popular roadside vegetarian eats.
  30. Mediavore
    A Vineyard Grows in Catalina; Kiddies Consuming Too Much CaffeineThe Wrigley family seeks to lure tourists into the island with booze, while 75% of youngsters are buzzing on soda.
  31. Mediavore
    Suge Knight Arrested at Universal City Walk Restaurant; Shooting at Valley GlenThe Death Row Records boss draws heat for a traffic violation while the Golden Arches has a gang-related shooting this morning.
  32. Mediavore
    New Food Safety Laws Go Into Effect in PA in 2011; Fine Dining Is Really Bad ForPlus burglars rob a food bank in Baltimore, and with fewer people flying, airport food-vendor earnings are down, all in our morning news roundup.
  33. Mediavore
    Lebron Bribed With Beer; Leimert Park Benefit Planned For Matrice RichardsonCleveland lures its star player with promises of free booze, while a private investigator is considered for the missing woman arrested for not paying a bill at Geoffrey’s.
  34. Mediavore
    Vince Neil Arrested For DUI; Stefan Richter Scores Cameo on EntourageThe Motley Crue singer was celebrating a new album called “Tatoos and Tequila” while the Top Chef horndog is making his HBO debut.
  35. Mediavore
    Hot Spot Cafe Murder Suspect Nabbed in Seattle; Venice IHOP RobbedNerses Galstyan might be sent back to California while police search for two armed-robbers in Venice.
  36. Mediavore
    Whale Meat Resurfaces; Machete Hero Saves Woman in Islands Parking LotDNA tests show whale meat served in L.A. and Korea, while police are called to an attack at a Marina del Rey restaurant.
  37. Mediavore
    Jamie Oliver Takes Food Fight to the White House; Spike Mendelsohn Going GlobalTwo television chefs share their plans to change the world,
  38. Mediavore
    Moby Edits Book on Food Choices; India Crafts Chili GrenadesA techno wizard helps finish the book “Gristle,” while India prepares food as a weapon.
  39. Mediavore
    Gordon Ramsay Plans T.V. Show on the Subcontinent; San Diego Garden UnitesA television chef looks to a new year and a new plan, while city farming provides relief for the displaced.
  40. Stunts
    And You Thought Padma’s Burger Sploshing Was HotAn Indian woman rubbed 24 chiles in her eyes while Gordon Ramsay watched.
  41. Blechtacular
    Pee PopA soda made from cow urine!?
  42. Back of the House
    The Lentil Menace Recedes The New York Times revealed on Friday that New York is facing a major lentil crisis. Our first thought: Do they mean we might be forced to eat them? Apparently, the opposite is true: Due to India’s OPEC-like export ban on the tiny legumes, lentil prices have tripled all over New York. But what really caught our attention was the admission by one Jackson Heights restaurateur that “80 percent” of his menu is lentil-based. Really? We like Indian food well enough, but the crisis, it seems to us, is that too many people are eating lentils to begin with. We are not alone in our loathing of the pasty spheres, which we were frequently forced to eat as children as penance for too much kugel. “Whenever I tell somebody I hate lentils, they’re shocked,” Bobby Flay told the Times last year. “There are a lot of lentil fans out there.” We know! On behalf of our fellow city-dwellers, we hope the price goes down soon. But if it doesn’t, we won’t weep for the decline of the lentil. Secretly, we’ve been hoping for it all along. “Trouble in Queens as Lentil Prices Rise” [NYT] “I’m the Boss, and I Say No Lentils” [NYT]