by Ian Froeb
I wake up every Wednesday knowing that there will be several good stories in the New York Times, which publishes its dining section today. But this morning there's a bonanza of good stuff from all over the place.
Those idiots at the Food Network have dumped Mario Batali. That's right: No more Mario on Iron Chef America, and -- this is the killer -- no more Molto Mario. (New York Post)
The long-term study showed that 97.8 percent of the food product ads seen by children aged between two and 11 were high in fat, sugar and sodium, or salt.
The older, 12-to-17-year-old age group fared only marginally better, with nearly 90 percent of ads targeting them for foods of poor nutritional quality, the study, which was published in the Pediatrics scientific journal on Tuesday, found.