Price of Jamón Ibérico to Double; Chickens Face Housing Shortage

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A new USDA ruling means that all pata negra Ibrico hams will have to have their hooves cut off before arriving in the United States, doubling the price of a leg of ham to $2,800 from $1,400. [Serious Eats]

There's even a chicken-housing crisis: A poultry company's bankruptcy means farmers can't pay the mortgage on their chicken coops. [WSJ]

Michael Psilakis lives near a better deli than you: "For Valentine's Day, a guy could just go to a really good deli and get some caviar, some prosciutto, and some champagne for a picnic in bed." [Fork in the Road/VV]

New York has no shortage of husband-and-wife restaurateur teams: The folks behind Chanterelle, James, and dell'anima are all married couples. [Urbanite/amNY]

Profits are down 18 percent at Coke this past quarter, but the soft-drink company still managed to earn $995 million in a three-month span. [AP via NYT]