Small Plates: Wednesday, 7/25

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Chef Grant Achatz of Chicago's Alinea -- often named one of the best restaurants in America -- has been diagnosed with an advanced stage of squamous cell carcinoma in his mouth. Achatz is 33 years old. (Chicago Sun-Times)

A look at the growing influence and new tactics of animal-welfare advocates. (New York Times)

A few days old, but still worth reading: Supersized sodas return to McDonald's. Is this the end of the company's efforts to change its image? (New York Times)

The Mexican government wants American restaurants to learn what is and isn't authentic Mexican cuisine. Hint: It ain't Taco Bell. (Detroit Free Press)

-Ian Froeb

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