FoodBlogCT News Week 22

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Friday, the 1st of June

#FoodFact: To obtain the maximum nutritional benefits, onions should be eaten raw or lightly steamed.


New York Soda Ban

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to propose a far-reaching municipal ban on sales of large-size sugary beverages by restaurants, mobile food carts, movie theaters and delis, his administration said on Wednesday. [read more]


KFC To Make Colonel Autobiography Available For Free Download

A decades old cookbook and autobiography by Colonel Sanders himself is set to hit cyber-bookshelves in June, after the Kentucky Fried Chicken founder’s original manuscript was accidentally found in company archives. [read more]


Restaurant chains add tabletop screens to their menus

Throughout the nation, large chains like Chili’s Grill & Bar, Applebee’s and Chevys Fresh Mex are testing out interactive tabletop computer screens that display food, take orders and pay the tab without ever needing a waiter. [read more]


Kim Kardashian: I don’t hate you. I hate your food.

Kim Kardashian took to her blog to apologize after calling Indian food “disgusting” on an episode of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians.’ [read more]


Thursday, the 31st May

#FoodFact: Green beans are diuretic and may be used to treat diabetes


Couple leaves Houston waiter $5,000 tip

Greg Rubar has worked as a waiter at D’Amico’s Italian Market for 16 years, and the couple were regulars. The couple gave him the tip after finding out Rubar’s car had been destroyed in a thunderstorm. [read more]


Food more expensive in rural areas in SA

Rural consumers paid more than their urban counterparts for the same food basket last month, according to the Food Price Monitor compiled by the National Agriculture Marketing Council. [read more]


Hungry families sell their girls for food

Children as young as seven are being sold as child brides in Niger as the country falls into the grips of mass starvation, according to the charity World Vision. [read more]


Google+ ‘Local’ Launch

Born of the company’s 2011 purchase of restaurant review survey publisher Zagat, “Local” will integrate reviews of neighborhood places with various Google tools, like maps and search. [read more]


Wednesday, the 30th May

#FoodFact: Broccoli contains twice the vitamin C of an orange


Japan Nuclear Plant Contaminated Fish Found Off California Coast

Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away – the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance. [read more]


First Lady Releases Cook Book: ‘American Grown’

From the beginning, Michelle Obama’s kitchen garden has been an overachiever, churning out more peppers, parsley and eggplant than expected, and generating interest that – yes, really – crosses oceans. [read more]


America’s 8 Worst Food Trends by Forbes

Having covered food, wine and spirits for more than 15 years, I’ve seen a lot of trends come and go. Some recent developments have been great, like the increased availability and usage of natural meats and grass fed beefs, and the increased reliance on seasonality, rather than using bland out of season fruits and vegetables that are shipped vast distances and bred to have long shelf lives. [read more]


More food companies moving to gluten-free products

Frito-Lay is poised to launch a new set of gluten-free labels and snacks. While the move is a big one for the company, it’s not the first of its kind. Both Kraft Foods and General Mills have made similar moves. It’s all part of a decade-long trend of consumers eating gluten-free. [read more]


Tuesday, the 29th May

#FoodFact: Green-tipped bananas are better for your health than over-ripe bananas.


Lindt loses trademark battle over Chocolate Bunnies

Lindt & Sprüngli, the Swiss confectioner that has produced gold-foiled and be-ribboned chocolate rabbits for the past 60 years, has been dealt a crushing blow by the European Union’s Court of Justice. [read more]


Coke may need to carry a cancer warning

27 years after the ill-fated launch of New Coke, the threat of having a cancer warning placed on their famous red bottles is forcing them to revise the closely guarded ingredients again. [read more]


Study: Junk food leads to Depression

Ever wonder what that bite of your pizza may do to you? Know how your favourite burgers, pastries and pizza can be the reason for your depressed state. [read more]


Restaurant Gordon Ramsay awarded UK’s Best Sommelier

In the UK’s toughest sommelier competition, involving the greatest wine talent in London and Britain, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay’s sommelier Jan Konetzki reigns supreme. [read more]


Monday, the 28th May

FoodFact: The ancient Mayans added chilies and corn to their hot chocolate!


Monkeys steal food from Durban hospital

Monkeys have been stealing food and medicine destined for patients at Durban’s Wentworth hospital, the Daily Sun reported on Thursday. [read more]


Upcoming Festivals in Franschhoek

A welcoming, placid atmosphere that’s easy to slip into, is how The Salmon Bar greets us in Franschhoek, one of South Africa’s oldest Winelands towns. [read more]


Yemen food crisis reaching catastrophic proportions

Yemen is facing a food crisis of “catastrophic proportions”, with almost half the population going hungry and a third of children in some areas severely malnourished, aid agencies have warned. [read more]


Fast Food Meals 4x Bigger than 60 years ago

Before you go ahead and supersize your burger meal, chew on this: the average restaurant meal today is more than four times larger than in the 1950s.[read more]

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