FoodBlogCT News Week 33 2012

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Friday, the 17th of August

#FoodFact: The first known illustration of wine drinking is found on a 5,000-year-old Sumerian panel!


Special-of-the-Day: Anatoli Friday Special [read more]


$48m in food-aid needed for Malawi

The UN’s World Food Programme said on Tuesday it needs $48m in food aid for about 11% of Malawi’s population who will face hunger due to bad crops. [read more]


Diners get a Discount for surrendering Phone at Restaurant

A Los Angeles restaurant is offering a deal to customers who agree to look at their fellow diners instead of their phone screens. [read more]


GM Potatoes Key against Vitamin A Deficiency in Africa

A revved-up sweet potato engineered to contain more vitamin A is a promising new tool in the fight against malnutrition in Africa. [read more]


KFC faces another halaal food complaint

The Witness reported that Sfikile Nokuthula Buthelezi was asking the CCMA to set aside final warnings she received for taking non-halaal food onto KFC premises in Maxwell Street, Empangeni [read more]


Thursday, the 16th of August

#FoodFact: A standard glass of dry red or white wine contains around 110 calories.


Special-of-the-Day: Moet & Chandon Specials. Only pay R60 per glass or R400 per bottle. [read more]


Looking into the Future: What will we eat in 20 years?

Future food production will impacted by a host of factors that committees in the United Nations and governments currently preoccupy themselves with. Global warming will have a continued influence on weather weirding, like the 2012 drought the US Midwest is experiencing. Such climate phenomena most likely will continue to cause rising food prices . [read more]


20 Ways To Save On Food

More than half the counties in the United States have become government-designated disaster areas this year -– mostly due to drought. But these hand tips to save can also be used in South Africa. [read more]


How to teach your Dog to fetch Beer

A long time ago, a man (probably) was sitting on a couch (probably) and had a thought: “If my dog can fetch tennis balls, why not a beer?” Lo and behold, the Internet was flooded with videos of dogs fetching beers for their masters. To think: an actually USEFUL pet trick! [read more]


Julia Child Google Doodle Honors Chef’s 100th Birthday

To honor what would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday on August 15, 2012, Google has created a cartoon image of Julia for its Google Doodle. The image — which, to be honest, doesn’t look exactly like Julia — has her behind a table of various dishes familiar to her such as chicken and whole fish. [read more]


Wednesday, the 15th of August

#FoodFact: Traditionally, wine was never stored standing up. Keeping the wine on its side kept the wine in contact with the cork!


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


24h Whiskey-Drinking Record. If only the Judges had Shown Up!

Back in June, a group of whiskey aficionados in Scotland recently attempted what they hoped would be the world’s first 24-hour whiskey tasting. [read more]


Egg Are Bad, Eggs Are Good – now the the Egg Yolk is Bad. Make up your Minds! I need to eat.

A researcher at Western University in London said he’s found more evidence pointing to the harmful effects of egg yolks. [read more]


Lion Meat banned from Menu in US Restaurant

It’s not just foie gras on menus that animal rights supporters are protesting. A $160 per person exotic game dinner at Taste And See restaurant in Wichita, Kansas has sparked online petitions thanks to one of the courses: lion meat. [read more]


Restaurant To Host Duck Fetus Eating Competition

Just last week we posted a video detailing everything you need to know about the mysterious foodstuff known as the fertilized egg. In short, it’s the middle ground between a chicken and an egg — a delicacy in many parts of the world including China, Vietnam and the Philippines. [read more]


Tuesday, the 14th of August

#FoodFact: One ton of grapes makes about 60 cases of wine, or 720 bottles.


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


Why expensive Wines are expensive. Find out.

Wine — what is, for all intents and purposes, an agricultural product — has become defined by certain segments of society as liquid gold. More than a weeknight tipple or even a celebratory treat, wine has become a monetary status symbol that can fetch more cash than any other comestible. [read more]


Print a Postcard that smells like Food. A Sony Invention – Would you use it?

Zhu Jingxuan, a student from Donghua University’s Fashion & Art Design Institute, has come up with what could be a revolutionary sharing device, and a foodie’s dream come true. The prototype is a combination camera, smell extractor, and printer — that will capture a photo and the aroma of your meal, then print it onto a postcard with the food’s smell embedded. [read more]


Usain Bolt Celebrates With $125,568 Bottle Of Freebie Champagne

Jamaican track star Usain Bolt has a lot to celebrate after winning big at the London Olympics, and he did just that over the weekend with an bottle of Champagne valued at nearly $125,568, or £80,000. [read more]


Would your kid eat healthier if fast-food toys were only included in healthier meals? New Study.

Children are far more likely to pick a healthier fast-food meal when promotional toys are offered only with those menu options and not with less nutritional fare like burgers, fries and a pop, a study has found. [read more]


Monday, the 13th of August

#FoodFact: Besides churches and monasteries, two other great medieval institutions derived much of their income from wine: hospitals and universities.


Special-of-the-Day: Calamari & Chips for R30 [read more]


Top Trends in Chocolate for 2012

This year, The Food Channel, CultureWaves and the International Food Futurists decided to take a deeper look into chocolate and see what the trends are showing us. [read more]


Threatened Species Used In Shark Fin Soup Across U.S.

A recent study discovered that several species of sharks classified as endangered or threatened are being used to make shark fin soup served in U.S. restaurants. [read more]


Why PepsiCo Is Fighting GMO Labeling in California

PepsiCo is the nation’s largest food company and second largest in the world. Its annual earnings top $60 billion, from a dizzying array of brands. Walk down almost any supermarket aisle (soda, snacks, cereal, juice) and you’re likely to bump into a PepsiCo-owned product. [read more]


The next Mystery Event at Five Flies

The next murder to solve is on 31st August and due to such ridiculous interest, they’re having a repeat performance on 1st September. So then, what’s your excuse? [read more]


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