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Francis Ford Sues, Bourdain Talks About His New Book

WINE COUNTRYFrancis Ford Coppola is suing a Napa bottle and cork producer, claiming the company ruined 55,000 cases of his wine. In other Francis Ford news, for what it's worth, his estate is no longer listed on the liquor license at Cafe Zoetrope, though the cafe insists he's still an owner. [NVR; EaterWire]

EATER BOOK CLUBGrub Street gets the anticipation rolling regarding Anthony Bourdain's upcoming sequel to Kitchen Confidential, titled Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook. Topics of discussion will include David Chang and Alice Waters, the latter who still drives Bourdain "batty," not so much because of her goal, but because of the "disconnect between message and messenger." [GS]

RETROSPECTIVES— The Grinder takes a fun look at 2009 vs. 1999, including everything from Atkins to Asian fusion, and appletinis. [Chow]

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