Thursday, the 28th of June
#FoodFact: Doughnuts stuffed with shredded pork and seaweed are available in Asia.
Wineries who shun Social Media will experience “Digital Darwinism”
“Social media is one of the most powerful customer interaction channels in the world, more relevant than anything seen in human history,” Paul Mabray of winery social media index Vintank told the drinks business. [read more]
Tjing Tjing makes it on the Hottest New Bars from Around the World List
A night of salsa dancing amid beautiful Bogotanos, swinging with Sydney’s red-lipsticked rockabillies, or sipping scotch with Shanghai bankers in a Mad Men-style mise-en-scène. We asked our global correspondents to do some drinking and dancing and to come back with their picks for the world’s most happening new spots. [read more]
California Foie Gras Ban Looms but Chefs find Loopholes
The 2008 repeal of Chicago’s foie gras ban was a pretty good indication of how much Americans like being told what they can cook, sell and eat. Now, with California’s ban officially beginning on July 1st, California’s chefs, foie gras purveyors and those Californians who enjoy the rich product are already digging through the rulebook for loopholes. A little more surprisingly, the LAPD is too. [read more]
Study: Does food photography make you hungry?
Food advertising is being blamed for obesity. But the wrong lighting or composition will kill an appetite not stimulate it. [read more]
Wednesday, the 27th of June 2012
#FoodFact: Often frozen vegetables are fresher than fresh vegetables.
World’s biggest McDonald’s restaurant is coming to the London Olympics
The fast-food giant has jumped on the pop-up restaurant bandwagon for the 2012 Olympics by building a flagship restaurant of world record breaking size in east London. [read more]
SA Restaurant owner fined over fish
The Emperor’s Kitchen restaurant at uShaka Marine World in Durban has been fined R40 000 after Ezemvelo marine conservation officers searched the restaurant fridges and found several sea fish with incomplete sales invoicing. [read more]
Study: 11 Top Wine Drinking Countries
This should have been a simple task. After all, the numbers I’m using come from The Wine Institute’s annual tally of wine consumption, this time for the vintage of 2010. So it’s just a simple list, right? [read more]
Japan sells first fish caught near Fukushima following nuclear crisis
The first seafood caught off Japan’s Fukushima coastline since last year’s nuclear disaster went on sale Monday, but the offerings were limited to octopus and marine snails because of persisting fears about radiation. [read more]
Tuesday, the 26th of June 2012
#FoodFact: Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
Nando’s tells DSTV too late to air ad
Nando’s has turned down an offer by DSTV to flight a ‘xenophobia’ advertisement initially banned by the pay channel. [read more]
Study: Connection between Obesity and Cocaine Abuse
People less interested in food might be at a higher risk for cocaine addiction, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. [read more]
Food Fight at Walmart
A worker handing out food samples at a Georgia Walmart was taken into custody after police say she pushed a co-worker handing out taste tests into a fruit cooler. [read more]
Etihad Airways serves food produced on organics farms
United Arab Emirates’ national airline, Etihad Airways has purchased 200 hens which are being raised free-range at Abu Dhabi Organics Farms. In support of the airline’s commitment to offer customers the finest and freshest products, eggs produced by the hens will be used in Etihad Airways’ Diamond First Class dishes, including the hugely popular “eggs any style” breakfast option, prepared fresh by the Etihad onboard chefs. [read more]
Monday, the 25th June 2012
#FoodFact: There are twelve flower designs on each side of an Oreo cookie.
Cape Town Stadium to be made more viable
The city wants to make the Cape Town Stadium financially viable by changing the initial record of a decision, which prevents it from building restaurants and coffee shops in its vicinity. [read more]
Fast Food Employee Accused Of Stabbing Customer at Drive Through
Authorities say an employee at a fast-food drive-thru window in Southern California stabbed a customer after a dispute over his order. [read more]
UK Study: Does farmers’ market food taste better? What do you think?
There are now thought to be up to 750 farmers’ markets in the UK, according to the Farmers’ Retail and Marketing Association (Farma). But is it the taste of the produce that keeps the customers interested? [read more]
More info: What food product labels really mean?
With the proliferation of many convenience foods and ingredients purporting to be “healthy” or perhaps just as importantly, “green” in one way or another, shopping for groceries can be a daunting task. [read more]