MasterChef Auditions Draw a Crowd; A New Kind of Coke Bottle

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• 300 potential cheftestants showed up at the Chicago auditions for Gordon Ramsay's MasterChef. [Daily Herald]

• Some Coca-Cola bottles are now partially made from plants. [WSJ]

• Bobby Flay will begin penning a monthly column for Parade on January 31. [Fishbowl NY/Mediabistro]

• Chinese officials have discovered melamine-tainted dairy products in the country's stores for the third time in a month. [NYT]

• Delaware's Senate has passed a calorie-posting law. [NRN]

• The Service Employees Industrial Union will protest outside of multinational catering corporation Sodexo's Paris headquarters today. [NYT]