FoodBlogCT News Week 31 2012

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Friday, the 3rd of August

#FoodFact: Wine grapes rank number one among the world’s fruit crops in terms of acres planted.


Special-of-the-Day: Power Lunch at Peddlars [read more]


Caviar Mislabeling And Illegal Trade Down Thanks To Regulations

When the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) listed sturgeon as endangered and began regulating the caviar trade in 1998, experts hoped the move would help stop the sale of illegal and misleadingly labeled products. [read more]


Massive Bee Infestation Transforms Roof Into Huge Hive

How’d you like to live with a huge hive of bees swarming over your head? Reddit user klc88 made the startling discovery that his roof was home to a mind-boggling number of honey bees and posted images of the their removal to the online forum. [read more]


Alabama Lifts Ban On Selling Bastard-Named Beers

Dirty Bastard and Backwoods Bastard beers can now join Fat Bastard wine on store shelves in Alabama. [read more]


Aussies support junk food crackdown

Most Australians would support “traffic light” labelling on foods and banning junk food advertising during children’s television viewing times, a new study shows. [read more]


Thursday, the 2nd of August

#FoodFact: Wine testers swirl their glass to encourage the wine to release all of its powerful aromas.


Special-of-the-Day: Prawn Specials at the Pickled Fish [read more]


Fast Food Diners Don’t Like Combo Meals Anymore

Since 2007, the traditional burger, fries, and soda have been down, according to a new report by market research firm The NPD Group, by one billion servings. [read more]


Obama Walks Into A Fudge Shop, His Arrival Predicted By Cashier

After speaking in Mansfield, Ohio, President Barack Obama walked into the Squirrel’s Den, a local fudge shop, where he was greeted by a cashier who said she saw him coming. [read more]


Greece Crisis: Golden Dawn nationalists hand out ‘Greeks only’ food

Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party has handed out free food to hundreds of struggling people in central Athens – but only to Greek nationals. [read more]


Turning Junk Food into Gold at the Olympics

U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte ate McDonald’s food for nearly every meal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and won four medals, including gold in the 200-meter backstroke. [read more]


Wednesday, the 1st of August

#FoodFact: California is the fourth-largest wine producer in the world, after France, Italy, and Spain


Special-of-the-Day: Gourmet Burger for R65 [read more]


Wine Thefts Amount To $356,570 Loss

Two separate and unrelated wine heists on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean have resulted in a combined $356,570-worth of stolen wine, reported only weeks apart. [read more]


KFC fires man over non-halaal food

A Kentucky Fried Chicken employee is challenging his dismissal from work for apparently bringing non-halaal food into the fast food store in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, it was reported on Tuesday. [read more]


Jamie Oliver stars in New Food Contest Show

The 37-year-old chef will team up with ‘Jimmy’s Farm’ star Jimmy Doherty for Channel 4′s ‘Food Fight Club’ and can’t wait to start on the programme. [read more]


Cape Town Stadium closer to rezoning

The City of Cape Town has approved the proposal to rezone the stadium in Green Point for commercial activity, it was reported on Thursday. [read more]


Tuesday, the 31st of July

#FoodFact: While wine offers certain medical benefits, it may slightly increase the risk of contracting certain kinds of cancer of the digestive tract


Specials-of-the-Day: Pasta Passion at Pizzeria Villagio [read more]


The Secret Lies in Chinese Food

At 50 years old, Spanish table tennis player He Zhiwen has a simple mantra for staying at the top of a sport reliant on reflexes, speed and agility. [read more]


Will Ferrell On Shortlist To Play Jamie Oliver in Movie

Jamie Oliver’s quest to bring healthier school lunches to the children of Los Angeles might have been met with significant hurdles, but he inspired some of the right people — his story is going to be adapted into a movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter. [read more]


Olympic food and drinks shortages

Food and water supplies are being increased at Olympic venues after long queues and supply shortages during the opening days, organisers have said. [read more]


The Louis Vuitton Waffle Maker

Are your breakfasts a little drab as of lately? Give them a designer makeover with the Louis Vuitton waffle maker. No you’ve got no excuse for not adding a little glam to the first meal of the day. [read more]


Monday, the 30th of July

#FoodFact: The world’s oldest bottle of wine dates back to A.D. 325


Special-of-the-Day: Blowfish Winter Specials [read more]


Customer Dies at McD. Staff Keeps Working.

A McDonald’s restaurant in Sibenik, Croatia, is drawing international attention today after workers there reportedly continued to make and sell food after a female customer collapsed and died at the counter. [read more]


Grandmother Dies at Hospital after being denied Food & Water for 7 Days

A healthy, active grandmother died in hospital after she was denied food and water for more than a week. [read more]


New Beer filled with Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Scottish brewery BrewDog has a special Olympics-inspired beer on the market, but athletes should think twice about drinking it. [read more]


New Study: Food more Important than Excercise for Weightloss

Researchers who studied a Tanzanian tribe of hunter-gatherers were surprised to find that people in the west burn just as many calories as the Tanzanians. [read more]


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