Sampler Platter: Nutella, beef and the great burrito debate


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Burritos, Nutella, hospital food and more in today’s food news roundup.

  • Epicurious wins James Beard Award for best food blog.
  • LA Taco schools you on authentic Mexican burritos from Chihuahua, Sinaloa and other northern Mexican states.
  • Digital Chocolates makes an $8 Wiimote replica out of white chocolate. Slippery Brick
  • The truth about European Nutella: it ‘is slightly less sweet, is a tiny bit firmer in texture, and seems to have a better aftertaste.’ Amy Scattergood. (Read Amy’s Nutella piece for us, here.)
  • reports that for the first time in four years, chef salaries are down.
  • U.S. government sues Chino-based meat company whose workers were caught on video abusing cattle, leading to the nation’s biggest beef recall last year. San Jose Mercury News
  • Are restaurant tables too small? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigates.
  • ‘Delicious’ hospital meals (scroll down until you get to Paris). Hospital Food

— Elina Shatkin
al pastor burrito at Taquería La Estrella. Credit: Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times.