Even if you missed the live broadcast of President Obama's State of the Union remarks last night, by now you have probably heard the soundbite of his smoked salmon joke.
Using the regulation of the salmon industry as an example of bureaucratic overlap, President Obama noted the dual jursidiction of the Interior and Commerce Department over salmon fishing and then riffed, "I hear it gets even more complicated once they’re smoked."
The New York Times reports on the marketing power conferred on restaurants by a visit from former president Bill Clinton: "He is doing for restaurants around the world what George Washington once did in America for places to sleep."
South Carolina chef, TV show host and cookbook author Nathalie Dupree is challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Jim DeMint with a write-in candidacy. "I have one goal in this campaign: to cook Jim DeMint's goose," she said.
One day after Israel eased its embargo on Hamas to allow snack foods and sweet drinks into Gaza, Hamas leaders said they would not allow in the items, calling instead for an end to the blockade on construction materials like cement and iron.
Chef Rick Bayless found himself at the center of a media brouhaha over tweeting about the White House dinner he is cooking for.