Western Food All the Rage in China; Padma on 30 Rock

• Foreign food is ultra-popular in China right now with over 5,000 Western restaurants in Beijing alone. [ABC News]

Nation's Restaurant News will go bi-weekly next year, rather than its current weekly schedule. [Food Writer's Diary]

• Padma Lakshmi will appear on 30 Rock on November 12. [Eater National]

• A New Hampshire restaurant has set a world record with a 222.5 pound meatball. [NYDN]

• Former Gourmet staffer Francis Lam has been tapped to head Salon's forthcoming food site. [Eater National]

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