Food Bloggers Strip for Japan
Food bloggers from the U.S., U.K., and Canada have stripped down and covered up with strategically placed food and kitchen items like live poultry and baked goods—all in the name of charity. The Nudie Foodies is food porn come to life: 18 semi-naked bloggers are involved with the project, which will benefit Japan and come out later this spring.

Food Book Events Coordinator Kim Ricketts Dies
Kim Ricketts, founder of Kim Ricketts Book Events, died last week. She had been suffering from AL amyloidosis and a rare bone cancer since last fall. Ricketts was a fixture in Seattle’s food, restaurant, and book industries, organizing popular “Wine & Words” and “Cooks and Books” events. Among the authors she worked with were Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Michael Pollan, and David Chang.

'Modernist Cuisine's' Very Important Corrections
Modernist Cuisine
’s list of corrections is out, and boy does it contain some doozies. Among them: "The recipe for Halibut Cheek Gel Base should call for 0.36% of sodium citrate with a scaling of 0.1% and a special scaling of 0.25%, 0.36% of high-acyl gellan with a scaling of 0.1% and a special scaling of 0.25%, and 150 g of fish stock mixture with a scaling of 37.5%."

Ellen's Ideas for Celebrity Cookbooks
Ellen DeGeneres has picked up on the celebrity cookbook trend, and last week she came up with a few ideas for celebrities who haven’t jumped on the train yet. Britney Spears, Cee-Lo, and Justin Bieber, she’s talking to you.