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Eat, Drink + Think

Mixing Bowl: Chez Panisse; Hold the Lox; Schmaltz Potatoes

Bagel and cream cheese — hold the lox! Vita Food Products recalls 8,000 packages of smoked salmon. [CNN Health]

What the locavore movement calls “local,” isn’t historically local. “The foods we consider local are results of a globalization process that has been in full swing for more than five centuries, ever since Columbus landed in the New World.” [The New York Times]

The Forward’s cartoon artist Eli Valley draws a cartoon about his mother’s cooking and gives a recipe for spaghetti. [Saveur]

Chez Panisse, the Berkeley restaurant that helped put organic and local food on the map, celebrated its 40th birthday this week. [Ruth Reichl]

After a controversy over Zabar’s “lobster salad,” which is in fact made with crayfish, the company has renamed the dish “zabster zalad.” [Diner’s Journal]

Potatoes get bathed in schmaltz at Gold Coast Deli in Brooklyn. Fork in the Road

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