Bits and pieces: Obama’s dog food, Jay-Z and other food news from the web, 8.17.11

  • In case you were wondering, Bo, President Barack Obama’s dog, eats store-bought dog food. There were rumors he was getting meals prepared by White House chefs. The White House declined to say whether Bo eats dry or wet food. Seriously. (Obama Foodorama)
  • Here’s a weird celebrity lawsuit story — world-renowned chimp researcher Jane Goodall is suing celebrity chef Tyler Florence over a line of baby food. (Gothamist)
  • I’ve talked a lot about American food deserts on Ashlee Eats. Here’s a great Q&A about the phenomenon. (The Week)
  • A group of doctors says that hot dogs can be as bad for your health as cigarettes. I’d rather have the hot dog — cigarettes just aren’t as good covered in mustard. (USA Today)
  • When you’re a famous rapper/mogul like Jay-Z, you can afford to leave a $50,000 tip after buying a quarter of $1 million worth of champagne. (People)

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