(A Sprinkling of Food Things we Think you Ought to Know…)
Can Bourdain Save CNN? – Amid the struggling ratings that CNN is facing, there may be a glimmer of hope and, perhaps, a move in an edgier direction for the news network. They have announced that Anthony Bourdain will join the network with his own weekend TV show starting in early 2013. Bourdain will also serve as a network contributor. This means that Bourdain’s current show, “No Reservations”, on the Travel Channel will be going away. Bourdain is expected to give Wolf Blitzer a run for his money in the annual CNN swearing competition.
Chris Wallace Continues Choking His Chicken – We have written before about the cookbook by Lorraine Wallace, wife of Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace. It’s a cookbook of chicken recipes since Chris will eat only chicken on the Saturday nights before his “Fox News Sunday” broadcast. Serious Eats has announced that they are doing a week-long “Cook the Book” series. They’ll be sharing recipes handpicked by Lorraine and they are giving away five copies of the book. So, if you were interested in some Chicken and Cashews in Lettuce Cups or Skewers of Sage Chicken with Sweet Italian Sausage, it’s your lucky day.
Eat Like a POTUS – We are finally able to buy a copy of the new cookbook by FLOTUS entitled “American Grown.” It looks at the White House garden and kitchen and gives several new, healthy recipes. (What? You thought she was going to have a recipe for T-Bone steaks smothered in deep fried Twinkies and butter?) In this piece from Yumsugar, we learn some of POTUS’s favorite dishes around the White House. They include broccoli soup, chili with bacon (!!!!), and fruit and oatmeal bars.
Schumer Wants to Keep Us From Eating Lead – To take advantage of one of the biggest grilling days of the year, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is asking the FDA to look into the dangers of grill brushes. The metal brushes used to clean off grill grates have led to a handful of incidents where the metal bristles come off the brush and into the throats of diners. Never one to over-dramaticize, Schumer went so far as to say, “”Metal bristles are one topping no one wants on their burger this holiday season.”