Foodies Are the New Fashionistas in NYC; Padma’s Skinny Secret + More

It’s too bad Carrie Bradshaw wasn’t more of a foodie. Maybe then we’d have all been spared the horror that was the cupcake craze.

Food and dining news from around the web and the world…

* Checks and the city. Restaurant reservations are the new Manolos for young singles. [NY Times]

* I don’t know how she does it. Oh, wait! Now I do. Padma Lakshmi reveals her secret to staying skinny. I think it also involves exercise, but, hey — juice away! [Daily Mail]

* Woody Allen’s diet. It’s as neurotic as you might think. [Grub Street NY]

* Winter wonderlands for foodies. Festivals to make the cold months pass fast. [Forbes]

* Feeling anxious? Order the salmon; apparently, it’s nature’s Xanax. [Men’s Fitness]

* The Paleo Diet. It’s so simple a caveman can do it. [PopSci]

* Celebrity chefs take Sundance. Find out who’ll be behind the burner during the film festival. [Salt Lake Tribune]

* Moonshine hits menus. If the folks at Hendricks BBQ in St. Charles Missouri have their way. []

* Lincoln. The second inaugural ball menu, featuring oyster stew and a variety of jellies and creams. []

* From the ‘Moment of Zen’ filesHere’s a stop-action video of a Gumby and Pokey cooking disaster. [YouTube]


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