FoodBlogCT News Week 32 2012

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Friday, the 10th of August

#FoodFact: In 1988, Italian women started one of the first female organizations devoted to wine!


Special-of-the-Day: Anatoli Lunch & Breakfast Specials [read more]


Futuristic soda fountain dispenses new versions of old favorites

Who hasn’t mixed the different drinks from a soda fountain to create a special (and hopefully tasty) concoction? Coca-Cola’s futuristic Freestyle soda fountain takes combining drinks and flavors to a new level. [read more]


North Star Cakes Baker Creates Terrifyingly Realistic Reptile

Francesca Pitcher from North Star Cakes in the UK created an amazingly realistic cake for her daughter’s birthday that looks exactly like a Burmese python. She put some photos up on her Facebook page and before she knew it the photos began to spread around online. [read more]


Study: Six hidden poisons in your food

These days, it’s pretty easy to look around on the Internet and find lists of the best and worst fruits and vegetables ranked by the level of pesticide contamination. Look, we have one, too. [read more]


Food shortages continue after N Korea floods

The United Nations says the situation in flood-hit North Korea has stabilised with food and emergency relief distributed to many of the thousands affected. [read more]


Thursday, the 9th of August

#FoodFact: A “dumb” wine refers to the lack of odor in a wine, though it may develop a pleasing odor in the future.


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


McDonald’s Sales Stall For First Time In 9 Years

McDonald’s Corp. says a key revenue figure came in flat in July, its worst showing in more than nine years, as diners pulled back amid a rough economy. After years of outperforming rivals with a string of popular new items, the snag also suggests competition is intensifying for the world’s biggest hamburger chain. [read more]


Cup Discovery Reveals Ancient Vomit Drink Ritual

In the 1600s, Europeans exploring the American southeast wrote of a purification ritual practiced by the native people, involving dancing, vomiting, and large amounts of what the travelers called black drink. [read more]


World Beer Production Hits New High

The report released Wednesday by the research arm of a major Japanese brewery said it was the 27th consecutive year that beer production marked an increase. It attributed the rise to robust demand in Asia and developing countries. [read more]


Oxford Dictionaries Online’s New Food Word Additions

If you needed more proof that recent years have seen food culture creep into public consciousness like never before, then just check out Mental Floss and Houston Press’ lists of new words recently added to Oxford Dictionaries Online. [read more]


Wednesday, the 8th of August

#FoodFact: Mayas may have used chocolate as spice


Special-of-the-Day: Lunch Specials at Caffe Villagio [read more]


Zille – Food Should be Priority!

Food security must be a priority in any country that wants to deal with economic exclusion and poverty, DA leader Helen Zille said. [read more]


London Restaurants see drop in sales despite Olympics

With its half-empty restaurants and calm streets central London looks more like a ghost town than an Olympic city, and recession-hit traders are still waiting for the promised gold rush of tourists. [read more]


SA loves Spur, survey shows

Following a public poll conducted by Acentric Marketing Research, Spur Steak Ranches has been voted South Africa’s top restaurant chain with the best-tasting food and best-value pricing, bizzcommunity reported. [read more]


US Study: Sugary Drinks still easiliy available to Students

Half as many U.S. adolescents as in 2006 can still buy high-calorie sodas in schools, but other sugary beverages remain easily available onsite, a survey showed. [read more]


Tuesday, the 7th of August

#FoodFact: The worst place to store wine is usually in the kitchen because it is typically too warm to store wine safely.


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


Skittles’ Bestiality Ad Riles Up Critics

Skittles’ new ad isn’t shying away from controversy. Their latest is all about bestiality — with a walrus — and some people are up in arms over it. [read more]


Craft Beer Expanding Faster Than Any Time in US

We love craft beer, and we’re not afraid to talk your ear off about it. It turns out, we’re not alone. According to the Brewers Association, there are now 2,126 craft breweries in the U.S., more than there have been since 1890. This number includes 350 new breweries that have opened since June 2011 alone. Guys, we get it — you want more beer. [read more]


Hungarian Designer Redesigns The Egg Carton

We are all for innovation around here, especially when that innovation is beautiful, environmentally-friendly and related to food — but we’re just not sure if this improves on the original. [read more]


SA Consumers face food price rises

South African consumers will pay far more for food in coming months due to rising costs and the worst US drought since 1956. [read more]


Monday, the 6th of August

#FoodFact: The Code of Hammurabi (1800 B.C.) includes a law that punishes fraudulent wine sellers


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


Theft of a Food Blog: Copyright Infringement in the e-Book Marketplace

Vegan Diet: The Art of Living: Inspired By Eat to Live: 200+ Recipes Cookbook was by most standards considered a commercial success as an e-book, selling hundreds of copies to many eager and hungry vegans. The recipes were tested, well photographed, and practical for the everyday cook – vegan or not. [read more]


Death Wish Coffee Promises 200 Percent More Caffeine

If your morning jolt of coffee isn’t jolting you enough, the folks from Death Wish Coffee are here to help. Off-putting name aside, the company claims to have “found a coffee bean with close to 200% the amount of caffeine as your typical coffee shop coffee. [read more]


McDonalds is answering tough, sometimes bizarre customer questions

McDonald’s in Canada, in trying to be more transparent, has launched a new social media campaign that’s making some waves. [read more]


Sports drinks: the myths busted

The Coca-Cola and McDonald’s sponsorships for the London Olympics are creating outcry from health advocates, but there’s one sponsorship they may be overlooking: Powerade. Powerade, the official drink for athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games (as well as the EUFA 2012), is the sister drink of the other official Olympic drink: Coca-Cola. [read more]


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