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Charlie Trotter's widow plans to open the Charlie Trotter Library and a school dedicated to the chef’s culinary philosophy.
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Seen & Read: January 16, 2014

Food Arts Staff - January 16th, 2014

Charlie Trotter’s Widow Plans Memorial Library & School, Eater.com
Rochelle Smith Trotter announces plans to create the Charlie Trotter Library (showcasing the late chef’s personally written cookbooks) and a school dedicated to the chef’s culinary philosophy. —Abbe Lewis, associate editor

A Toast Story, Pacific Standard
An inspiring story about how toast became an anchor for a mentally troubled coffee shop owner in San Francisco and is now spreading like wildfire throughout the city. Could toast become the next Cronut? —Beverly Stephen, executive editor

Bobby Flay’s Next Course, New York Times
Bobby Flay isn't just a TV personality, and he wants you to know that. He is a chef, first and foremost. —Philippa Riley, advertising & events coordinator

Chefs Against Smartphones, Specialty Food Magazine
Can a discount override cell phone addiction? In an effort to encourage customers to dine phone-free, the Bedivere Eatery & Tavern in Beirut, Lebanon, gives customers 10 percent off their checks when they leave their cell phones at the door. —Meryle Evans, contributing editor

The New Originals: Dennis Spina and Homer Murray, video by TastingTable.com Longtime Brooklynite chef Dennis Spina and fashion photographer's assistant-turned-chef Homer Murray (who gets his creative chops from father Bill Murray) are staking their collaborative cool in Greenpoint, NY with River Styx. —Josh van den Berg, editorial assistant