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William Kovel is Food & Wine's Best New Chef New England; Red Meat Could Make You Die

• Big congratulations to Catalyst's William Kovel: He's Food & Wine's Best New Chef - New England. [F&W]

• Bad news, carnivores: A daily serving of red or processed meat may be correlated to an increased mortality rate of up to 13 percent. [NPR]

• Tech stuff and music aren't the only attractions of this year's SXSW; competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi showed up and broke the world grilled-cheese-eating record. See video if you can stomach it. [HuffPo]

• Yesterday was Mitt Romney's birthday; he claims his favorite bday dinner is his wife's meatloaf cakes, but we bet it's something like caviar- and gold-leaf-topped filet mignon. [NYT]

• Some scientists are claiming that genetically modified foods may be good for you, with side effects like helping stave off obesity. Hmmm. [Guardian UK]

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