Paula Deen Looks to Idol; Napa Sells Direct

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Noted singing expert Paula Deen is in talks to appear on American Idol. [Marc Malkin/E!]

Two former waiters are suing One Greene in Fort Greene for alleged wage violations. [NYP]

Facing oversupply, Napa wineries are increasingly turning to direct sales. [NYT]

Hershey's will soon launch Almond Joy Pieces, York Pieces, and Hershey's Special Dark Pieces, modeled after Reese's Pieces. [NYT]

Burger King will serve Starbucks-owned Seattle's Best Coffee in all its U.S. locations this summer. [AP]

After referring to stewed cat as a "succulent dish," Italian celebrity chef Beppe Bigazzi was fired from his TV show. [Times UK]

Kitchen equipment is being marketed with muscular adjectives more and more because of the macho celebrity-chef culture, says British department store Debenhams. [Reuters]

Whole Foods' profit surged 79 percent in the last quarter. [WSJ]

Campbell Soup is changing its labels in an effort to get customers to buy more soup. [WSJ]

Crown Heights' Super Wings won the first annual Best Chicken Wings in Brooklyn contest. [NYP]

The USDA has closed a loophole that allowed companies to market as organic milk from any cow that theoretically had access to a pasture. [Food/Atlantic]