Oprah’s chicken problem, iPhone apps for foodies, Carlo Petrini in Toronto

Oprah’s chicken problem, iPhone apps for foodies, Carlo Petrini in Toronto

iPhood: Diners have an appetite for apps (Photo by Kent Wang) 

PC Magazine has listed the iPhone’s 10 best foodie apps. One allows non–meat eaters to find vegetarian restaurants in their area; another gives impulsive users the ability to locate a restaurant with an open table, reserve it, get directions and view the menu. What a time to be alive. [PC Mag]

• The Hot Docs Festival is on, and there are plenty of documentaries for foodies this year—though the films don’t exactly make our mouths water. Topics include dwindling global fish stocks, the importance of nutrition for soldiers at war, and the harm free trade has done to Korean farmers. [BlogTO]

• Carlo Petrini, the founder of the Slow Food movement, is in Toronto. In a chat with Sasha Chapman, he reveals why we have a right to take pleasure in what we eat, and why it’s better to be a gastronome than a gourmet. [Globe and Mail]

• Oprah Winfrey is giving away downloadable coupons for Kentucky Fried Chicken (well, Kentucky Grilled Chicken), and her legions of fans have gone crazy for them, completely crashing Oprah.com. [New York]

• Inspired by a sick friend, celeb chef Lynn Crawford held a fundraising feast in Toronto to raise money for a Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. Suddenly, Margaret Atwood’s robotic arm seems rather self-serving. [Toronto Star]