FoodBlogCT News Week 18 2012

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Friday, the 4th of May

FoodFact: The peach is a member of the rose family and will have a sweet fragrance when ripe.


Report: Threat Of Hunger Skyrockets Among Seniors

One in seven seniors in America — some 8.3 million people — faced the threat of hunger in 2010, a 78 percent spike since 2001, according to a study released today by Meals On Wheels, the nonprofit that delivers meals to the homebound. [read more]


California student left in cell for 5 days without food or water

The California student who was forgotten about by agents and left alone in a holding cell for five days without food or water filed a $20 million claim Wednesday against federal drug officials. [read more]


Obama invites African leaders to G8 food security talks

U.S. President Barack Obama has invited four African leaders to join the G8 leaders’ summit at Camp David later this month for a session on food security, the White House said on Thursday. [read more]


Food prices will come down – just watch the Big Mac index

Capital Economics points out that while the price of agricultural products is high compared to the start of these recessionary times in the summer of 2007, prices haven’t changed a great deal over the last year and will come down in the coming year. [read more]


Thursday, the 3rd of May

#FoodFact: Over 200 million pounds of blueberries are grown every year in North America.


US Chefs fight to keep Foie Gras on the Menu

Some of California’s top chefs are attempting to overturn a ban on the production and sale of foie gras, two months before it is due to come into effect. [read more]


Branson-Shaped Ice Cubes on Virgin Atlantic Flights

It was about time in-flight food and beverage service got shaken up. Guests of Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class section will soon be able to ice their drinks with cubes molded in the likenes of Richard Branson. [read more]


Food poisoning cases related to Church Dinner climb

The Province’s Department of Health has confirmed the illness, which resulted in diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain, as food poisoning directly related to food served at a roast beef supper held Saturday at Princetown United Church. [read more]


Calif. teen charged in theft of chef’s Lamborghini

A California teenager has been charged with the brazen theft of a Food Network star’s Lamborghini convertible from a car dealership, but his problems do not end there. [read more]


Wednesday, the 2nd of May

#FoodFact: The egg shell may have as many as 17,000 tiny pores over its surface.


Game Of Thrones-Inspired Beer excites Fans

UK artist Rob Stephens came up with the idea last month, and promptly posted the designs on his Redbubble account, which allows interested parties to buy them printed on items like t-shirts or iPhone cases. [read more]


UK Doctors Blast McDonalds Sponsorship

McDonald’s is a sponsor for the London Olympics – and a British doctors’ group says that’s sending the wrong message in a country with ballooning obesity. [read more]


UK Study: One in five couldnt afford Food if Mortgage Payments rose

One in seven home owners struggles to pay the mortgage and 20pc would not have enough for essentials such as food if their repayments rose by £100 a month. [read more]


Volvo Oceans Race: Yacht runs low on Food

THE skipper of Abu Dhabi has ordered rations to be imposed due to dwindling food supplies on the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. [read more]


Tuesday, the 1st of May

#FoodFact: Fresh apples float because 25 percent of their volume is air.


Jamie Oliver, the Richest Chef in the World!

Hey how much money are all the chefs earning, and who is earning the most money of them all? Jamie Oliver, most likely, who according to the Sunday Times’ 2012 Rich List is worth a whopping £150 million (US$243.9 million). [read more]


Restaurant Bookings: The true cost of a no-show

At Noma, just one empty seat can cost the owners up to $500. In Australia, Sydney chef Michael Moore, of Summit restaurant, was reported as saying no-shows cost him about $250,000 a year. [read more]


Hiker Survives 4 Days in Utah Desert Without Food

A hiker who endured four days with a broken leg and no food and shelter in the remote southern Utah high desert says her faith and medical background helped her pull through the ordeal. [read more]


Study: Fast food TV ads linked with Obesity

The study revealed that Individuals who are more familiar with television commercials of fast-food restaurants may have food consumption patterns that include many types of high-calorie food brands, or they may be especially sensitive to visual cues to eat while watching TV [read more]


Monday, the 30th of April

#FoodFact: Pumpkins are 90% water


SA expats miss biltong the most

Biltong, droëwors and boerewors are the foods most missed by South Africans living in London, according to a survey released on Thursday. [read more]


KFC ordered to pay 8.3 Million Dollars to Girl

Fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken was on Friday ordered to pay $8.3m to an Australian girl who suffered severe brain damage and was paralysed after eating a chicken wrap. [read more]


Ferrero Settles Class-Action Suit over Health Claims for 3 Million Dollars

Well, it turns out that eating everything slathered in nutella isn’t the healthiest thing for you. [read more]


Zombies raise funds for Harvest for Hunger

The event, which brought out plenty of screams and many laughs, served as a major fundraiser for Harvest for Hunger. [read more]

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