Lucky Dip – Monday, June 13th, 2011

If nothing else, the policing of children’s weight and eating habits in schools will at least create plenty of jobs for therapists and psychiatrists as these children become adults and come to terms with how messed up they are because their teachers kept track of their body mass index. This one wins a big “what the fuck”. [National Post]

Chocolate milk is just soda in drag. Stop giving it to your kids. [Civil Eats]

Quebec or Ontario – who makes the better beer? You’d be surprised. [Toronto Star]

The old KISS adage (keep it simple, stupid) seems to have bypassed a lot of chefs lately. Or at least the ones who write dinner menus that read like Anne Rice novels. [Daily Mail]

They may be the cockroaches of the sea, but lobsters sure are tasty. [Toronto Sun]

Apples, celery and strawberries. Do you eat these? Then you’re ingesting pesticides. [USA Today: Your Life]

Smash it up, smash it up! Why burgers are better squished. [National Post]

We’re in the middle of asparagus season and they’re about to finish up in the UK – some fun facts and cooking tips on our favourite spear. [The Guardian: Word of Mouth]

Diet AND exercise. You need them both. [Globe and Mail]

We’ve been hearing great things about Mario Batali’s 50,000 square foot Eataly store since it opened. Not so great – the hit that merchants in NYC’s Little Italy have taken as their customers shop with Batali instead. [New York Post]

Mmmm…. floor pie. Would you serve guests food that you’ve dropped on the floor, or that was past its “best by” date? [Toronto Sun]

Here in Toronto the Good, there are laws about preparing foods table-side over an open flame. This is why. [New York Daily News]