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Food FYI: Snacks at Facebook's hackathon

October 05, 2012|By Betty Hallock
  • Facebook employees brainstorming for new features at the company's 33rd hackathon, catered by Chinese restaurant Jing Jing.
Facebook employees brainstorming for new features at the company's… (Dan Fletcher / Facebook )

FACEBOOK FUN FACT

What do Facebook employees eat at an all-night hackathon (its regular software-coding party)? Egg rolls and other Chinese food from the company's favorite restaurant Jing Jing in Palo Alto. [Los Angeles Times]

5 FOOD FESTS IN MEXICO

Looking for a corn-and-tortilla fair worth traveling for? Here's one in the Mexico City borough of Xochimilco, plus a vanilla festival in Veracruz, a 127-year-old ice cream festival, an apple fair and Three Kings festival. [Saveur]

CHARLES PHAN CHATS

Charles Phan, chef-owner of the Slanted Door in San Francisco and author of the just published "Vietnamese Home Cooking," discusses his culinary roots, cooking for his family and why he's opening a Cajun bar. [Epicurious]

BIG PIGS IN TINY CRATES

Pork-buying food companies and humans rights groups are pushing farmers to end the practice of raising pigs in crates only slightly larger than the animals themselves. [New York Times]

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