Chefs Get Inked; Power of Yelp; 2012 Food Trends; Puffer Fish Lives up to Its Fearsome Reputation; Dining with Allergies; Cheese May Please Your Heart

Rather than who would eat the puffer fish, I'm more interested in the poor souls that have to *catch* the puffer fish.

Dining and restaurant news…

* Tattoo sous. Chefs love getting inked. Must be something to do with all those knives. [Washington Post]

* Yelp! I need somebody. But not just anybody. Restaurants may need happy Yelpers to survive. [Business Insider]

* Without a Trace. The Austin food scene wouldn’t be the same without Chef Paul Hargrove and Trace Restaurant. [Eater]

* Back to the future. The Epi-Log predicts a bunch of trends for the new year. To be taken with one grain of salt. [Epicurious]

* Cheese, please. It turns out it could be good for your ticker. This is great news to me, as I consider cheese to be its own food group. Pass the parm! [The Atlantic]

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Congress Calls Pizza a Vegetable; Lime as Garnish or Weapon; Diabetic Chefs Share Strategies; Art Smith on Thanksgiving with Lady Gaga; Best U.K. Restaurants of ’11

A polar bear reacts to a Thanksgiving dinner invitation in Little Diomede Island, Alaska.

Dining news from around the Intertubes…

* Children of America, rejoice! Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable. [Slate]

* Waste not, want not. Chefs and farmers team up in the U.K.’s Trafalgar Square to feed 5,000 from cooking scraps alone. [Huffington Post]

* A chef reflects. Chef Dean Fearing discusses his eponymous restaurant and Dallas’s burgeoning food culture. [Pegasus News]

* Suhweet. Sam Talbot (The Surf Lodge) and other chefs discuss their strategies for creating and eating delicious food while living with diabetes. [TIME]

* Sundays with Tom. Keller, that is. The famed French Laundry chef shows off a new delicious breakfast dish. [TVNewser]

* Thanksgiving with Gaga. Chef Art Smith talks about his upcoming appearance on the Lady’s T-Day special. [Daily Beast]

* Stop or my mom will juice. A chef’s purchase of limes comes under suspicion. [News Track India]

* From the ‘Captain Obvious’ files: Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday for most chefs and restaurant workers.  [Washington Post]

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