An Choi on the Small Screen; Aretha Gives Up Pigs’ Feet

• If you've got a spare second (or are phone shopping), check out LES Vietnamese eatery An Choi in a BlackBerry Torch commercial. [Bowery Boogie]

• In an effort to slim down after her recent surgery, Aretha Franklin has given up pigging out on chitterlings, pigs' feet, and ham hocks. [HuffPo]

• Catalan chef Santi Santamaria, who famously spoke out against molecular gastronomy, died last night of a heart attack in Singapore. [Scene Asia/WSJ]

• If you've ever read the ingredients in soda and wondered what the heck "caramel color" is, well, it might be a carcinogen, which is why one consumer group is trying to ban it. [Reuters]

• Global food prices have jumped 29 percent in the last year, but U.S. consumers will likely pay just 3 or 4 percent more for food this year. [Marketplace]