Reinterpretations of Childhood Faves; Moto Miracle Berry; Dutch Cuisine + More

The Junk Food platter from LA Market by Kerry Simon is one way in which grown foodies are revisiting their childhoods. The other is moving back home with their parents.

* Kidding around. Chefs are reinterpreting childhood faves to appeal to your inner child. [HuffPost]

* Burning up. Wood-burning ovens are all the rage — and also unpredictable. []

* Talk the talk. There’s a new dictionary just for diners. [NY Times]

* It’s a miracle. No, really. Homaru Cantu of moto and iNG in Chicago talks about the miracle berry that changes your tastebuds and trims your waistline. [GMA]

* The agony and the ecstasy. The highs and lows of life as a restaurant server. []

* Hi-ho, the Derry goes. Tiffany Derry talks about her looming departure from Private Social in Dallas. []

* Dining Downton Style. Making scenes look authentic is no walk in the abbey. []

* I do not endorse this. But, FWIW, here are some unconventional — and illegal — ways to make dining out more “exciting.” It sounds to me like the author needs to drink more. [Thought Catalog]

* Let’s go Dutch. No one ever says this about the cuisine, but they may start to sooner rather than later. [NY Times]

* Have a Melo meal. The folks at Old Homestead in New York are turning trash talk into something special, with their Carmelo Anthony steak special. [NY Daily News]

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Titanic Menu up for Auction; Restaurant Critic Reveals His Identity; What Food Woolf Eats to Fuel Up; Charlie Trotter’s Thoughtful Future; Sommeliers as Stars

Jack Dawson and friend Fabrizio rejoice at the news that roast beef is on the lunch menu.

Dining and food news…

* Steak your claim. Ladies, if you’re in the UK on February 29th, pop the question with a steak. Literally. [NewsLite]

* Iceberg lettuce, right ahead. A menu from the ill-fated Titanic is up for auction. []

* When cigarettes were on the menu. Did the notice read, “The consumption of cigarettes may increase your risk of death”? [Gothamist]

* Anonymous no more. Why Chicago Tribune restaurant critic unmasked himself to review Next. [Chicago Tribune]

* Fuel Woolf. How restaurant service expert Brooke Burton, aka Food Woolf, fuels up for long days on the job. [Food Woolf]

* Goodbye, knife kit. Hello, book bag. Charlie Trotter’s second act involves earning a Master’s in philosophy. [Washington Post]

* Pour some sugar on sommies. Wine gurus are becoming restaurant rock stars. [Wall Street Journal]

* It pays to be famous. Going on TV is really good for your culinary career. []

* Horse meat. Let’s hope it’s never what’s for dinner. [River Front Times]