Swinery Update by Rebekah Denn (PI): More on what's happening with Culinary Communion/Gabe Claycamp's Swinery, the cured-meat business that was set to start appearing at farmers markets before the health department put Claycamp's plans on hold. It's all about permits, naturally, and sounds like the parties just need to talk out their differences.
(Reuters): A rip-roaring list of statistics that seems to show
restaurant traffic only grew a little bit, but restaurants overall did
OK, mostly thanks to rises in dining deals and breakfast-lunch offerings. Holy hell, living in the Blue Zone, I didn't realize that fast food
represents 77 percent of all restaurants.
This week Gourmet had a couple of Seattle-tinged stories: One writer trekked with One Pot's Michael Hebb down I-5 in LA, gathering lemons from backyard gardens and swigging kerosene, while another cured lardo from mangalitsa pigs in Austria, mentioning Wooly Pigs in the process.