Leftovers: The Day's Stray Links

  • Haute Pot: The Asian ritual of dipping raw foods in a hot broth gets fancier. [LAT]
  • Pet-Free Menus: A new law against animal abuse may eliminate dog and cat meat on Chinese menus. [Independent]
  • Recess then Lunch? Kids are calmer if they play first, then eat. [NYT]
  • Vegetarian Chili: I Don't Let My Stomach Boss Me Around creates a meat-free version of Kenji's best-ever chili recipe.
  • New Sweethearts Recipe: The candy hearts may taste different this year. [CT]
  • Diet Wars: Weight Watchers sues Jenny Craig. [BostonGlobe]
  • Fried Samoas Shrimp: And you thought freezing Thin Mints was crazy. [Philly]
  • Umami: The new bacon of 2010? One trend spotter thinks so. [ChicagoTribune]
  • Obama Nominates Food Safety Chief: Elizabeth Hagen will take a position that's been vacant for almost a year. [USAToday]