On the Blogs: Pork Olympics, The First Lady's Gardening Tips and Chia Seeds

pork ribs

Pieces of beef and pork ribs with sauce, spices and a knife placed on a wooden cutting board

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Huffington Post: Cochon 555, the Olympics of pork, may not be a part of the 2012 London Olympic Games, but the competition is high and its mission is worthy.

The Washington Post: Michelle Obama just released her first book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. In it, you'll find support for her fight against childhood obesity, as well as gardening advice and recipes developed by White House chefs.

NY Times: Zagat will become an integral part of Google Plus Local, which debuted Wednesday.

Bohemian.com: Chia seeds are the newest and greatest superfood — they amp up nutrition and add a chewy texture.

Mashable: Can't go a meal without snapping a quick pic? These tips will help you capture the most mouthwatering and impressive shots.

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