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Nobu Coming to the Hamptons; AMA Gets Behind Calorie-Posting Law

On some summer weekends, Nobu will be setting up a satellite location in the Hamptons – presumably near Howard Stern’s place. [NYP] The American Medical Association gets behind the city’s requirement that fast-food chains post calorie and other nutritional information on their menus. Not that the chains have any intention of complying. [Nation's Restaurant News] Ratatouille is being hailed as an instant classic, especially for foodies: “The food is drawn and imagined so beautifully (with the help of French Laundry chef Thomas Keller, who consulted on the movie) that you walk out wishing you'd made reservations at Per Se.” [Slate]

Sensitive Foodies to Take It Slow Tonight

The Slow Food movement is only picking up speed — it seems that hardly a week goes by without a celebration of heritage pigs, indigenous fruit, or other ethics-stamped edibles. Tonight's "Fertile Ground: Celebrating Our Food Community" is something of a slow-food blowout. There will be a silent auction of "artisan foods, sought-after wines, and exciting excursions" and a meal prepared by Mas chef Galen Zamarra that features ingredients from Slow Food's "Ark of Taste," their endangered-foods list, including gulf shrimp and Newtown Pippin apples. (Let it be said that eating off this "endangered" list is not the same as making bald-eagle soup — these are items that will gain support and be cultivated all the more if demand rises.) The dinner will be a who's who of the movement; shrimp-boat activist Poppy Tooker will be honored. "Fertile Ground: Celebrating Our Food Community" [NYM]