Hungry For Linkage: Coke and Pepsi Respond to Petition + Fighting the Mafia Through Food + New Superfood

A roundup of local and national food news.


By Evan Milberg

How 17-year-old Sarah Kavanaugh got Coke and Pepsi to remove a controversial ingredient, brominated vegetable oil (BVO), from their products. [AP, USA Today]

Former “Top Chef” contestant Bryan Voltaggio brings Family Meal restaurant to One Loudoun later this year, plus Okada Japanese Steakhouse and a Washington Redskins Grill will also open in the area. [Loudoun Times]

Sicilian Francesco Galante is fighting the mafia through food. [NPR]

Cronut creator Dominique Ansel won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Here’s the NoVA spin on the cronut. (All James Beard winners.)  [NVM] 

Is coconut the new superfood? [WaPo]