Small Bites from Around the Country: June 12

By ABC Jun 12, 2012

Hey everyone! Here’s a selection of the stories we’re reading at The Chew today.

Are you a big fan of tic-tac-toe playing chickens? Have you always wanted to know more about them? The New York Times has your back. Check out video of the miracle birds here.

Here is a primer on making beer ice cream. Those who are interested know who you are.

Anyone traveling to France in the coming months (and who isn’t, really?) might want to check out the new “Ratatouille” ride being built at Euro Disney.

Speaking of France, they say French women don’t get fat. But they DO! Yes, it’s true. Can Jenny Craig conquer France? Find out here.

Shipwrecked champagne (ugh, the tragedy) is found underwater 170 years later and sells at auction for $156,000. How good does it taste? Not for us to say because we certainly can’t afford it.

Happy Birthday? Apparently you have a higher chance of dying on your birthday than any other. So, yeah. Enjoy that next time it’s your turn to blow out the candles.

A new book chronicles the “first foodie,” Craig Claiborne, whose food journalism shaped the way Americans think about food. Check out a review here.

We all know Clinton loves a good gin and tonic. Here’s 4 different spins on the classic summer cocktail.

Food gets flattened. You read it here first.

And in helpful web news of the day, here is a website dedicated entirely to helping you pair foods. All the news you can use!