"Top Chef D.C." contestants headed to a Washington, D.C., middle school cafeteria this week, where their challenge was to create nutritious meals children will actually eat. Specifically, cheftestants had to show an understanding of what youngsters like to eat, and secretly add fruits and veggies to the mix while staying on budget.
The John Muir Medical Center near San Francisco has begun serving more fresh produce and less meat. The switch has saved money and according to research may be better for patients, but a representative of the American Meat Institute says cutting back on meat is a mistake for patients who are healing.
Several chefs in Philadelphia will go to work in competitor kitchens this summer, either for a few days or for longer amounts of time. In one example, Jim Burke of James is bringing his fine-dining artistry to the more casual chocolate-themed restaurant Max Brenner's.
The Il Vinaio restaurant in Mesa, Ariz., said it would celebrate the World Cup by serving hamburgers made with lion meat from Africa. Though the announcement sparked protests and media attention, the Food and Drug Administration says eating lions is legal.