Combo Plate: Pumpkin bread, a cold noodle throwdown, food lies and more


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-- What would happen if we all spent the month of October shunning processed food? [Eating Rules]

-- Blogs We Love: We might be experiencing record heat, but that doesn’t stop of us from pining for pumpkin and looking forward to Halloween. That’s why this recipe for Pumpkin Nutella Bread caught our eye on one of our favorite blogs, Two Peas and Their Pod. Consider this your Twip of the day: Follow @twopeasandpod on Twitter. (If you’d like to make this recipe using homemade hazelnut spread, we’ve got one here from the L.A. Times test kitchen.)


-- It’s a cold noodle throwdown: The folks from dineLA Restaurant Week are hosting a comp between Octavio Becerra of Palate Food + Wine and Brendan Collins of Waterloo & City. Brand X has the details.

-- We’ll drink to that: Ricardo’s Mexican restaurant plans to celebrate its 30 years in Las Vegas by breaking the Guinness record for world’s largest margarita in October. The restaurant will make more than 60,000 12-ounce pink margaritas, with proceeds benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

-- Time magazine reports that Anthony Bourdain plans to pen a super-gory graphic novel. Leading to this retort from our friends over at Food News Journal: Didn’t he already do that?

-- Busted! The six biggest lies about food. [Shine]

-- Not so fast: The FTC is cracking down on Pom juice health claims.

-- Hey, you with the muscles: Are you into protein powder supplements? Read this.


--Rene Lynch / renelynch