Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Food links 7/6: Kobayashi brouhaha, King of Pops gets national coverage, and California's cannabis cuisine

Posted By on Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 2:07 PM

Competitive eating champ Takeru Kobayashi was arrested after storming the stage at the Nathan's International Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, which he was banned from participating in following a contract dispute. He has since been released and claims he was just hungry.

John Kessler already pointed out that the King of Pops is featured on CNN's Eatocracy blog.

Atlanta Dish posts that local company Halperns Purveyors of Steaks and Seafood won the 2010 National Provisioner Processor of the Year Award.

At Cooking With Rockstars, you can watch Rufus Wainwright, Ben Gibbard, and St. Vincent in their kitchens showing off their culinary prowess (or lack thereof).

The owner of a Florida pizzeria biked from his home in St. Petersburg to New York City while eating pizza every three hours to promote the "pizza diet." He's touting pies topped with lean meats, veggies and fruits, but the nutritionist in this New York Daily News article doesn't approve.

At Buddy's Cannabis Patient Collective in Mountain View, California, an anonymous chef whips up gourmet dishes like macaroni and cheese with truffles and Ghiradelli brownies, all containing "cannabutter." Slashfood reports that the establishment violates city rules and will be forced to close but will move to an undisclosed location.

Late night TV food news roundup from Eater: Manny Howard, who turned his NYC backyard into a farm, promotes his book My Empire of Dirt on the Colbert Report, and "grocery list collector" Bill Keaggy promotes his book Milk Eggs Vodka on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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