FoodBlogCT News Week 34 2012

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Thursday, the 23rd of August

#FoodFact: Even tiny temperature changes can dramatically change the quality of wine.


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


Explaining & Analysing Food Wastage in the US

Each year, about 40 percent of all food in the United States goes uneaten. It’s just tossed out or left to rot. And that’s a fairly large waste of resources. All that freshwater and land, all that fertilizer and energy — for nothing. By one count, Americans are simply squandering the equivalent of $165 billion each year by rubbishing so much food. [read more]


More Ideas of Manipulating Food Choices of Kids with Cartoon Stickers

For children who turn up their noses at fruits and vegetables, slapping a cartoon face on a healthy snack may make those choices more appealing, according to a U.S. study. [read more]


The Celebrity Guide To Wine You Never Knew You Needed

This incredible special is just over 55 minutes of bizarre, campy gold (we’re all busy, so if you can’t commit yourself to the full viewing, Inside Scoop SF has a spot-on breakdown of the must-see moments). [read more]


Restaurant Goes Above And Beyond For Diner’s Unusual Request

For my birthday my girlfriend made reservations at one of the top French restaurants in Toronto, and in the “special requests” box she wrote “please fold a napkin into the shape of a dinosaur”. This showed up as a centerpiece along with the main course. [read more]


Wednesday, the 22nd of August

#FoodFact: A crop of newly planted grape vines takes four to five years to grow before it can be harvested.


Special-of-the-Day: Lookout Deck Sushi Specials [read more]


Study: Americans throw away nearly half their food!

Americans throw away nearly half their food every year, waste worth roughly $165 billion annually, according to a study released on Tu esday. [read more]


Chinese Wine Producers Have A Beef With Europe

Chinese wine producers have asked the government to investigate whether winemakers in the European Union are dumping cheap wine in China. [read more]


Beijing’s Newest Delicacy: AIDS Soup with Sheep Placenta

“I’ll have the AIDS soup,” I said. I’d seen bizarre offerings at restaurants across China, but this was the weirdest. Not just AIDS soup, but AIDS Soup with Sheep Placenta. [read more]


Cookie Monster’s Cookie Recipe

Cookie Monster knows a thing or two about cookies. So when he takes a break from stuffing his face, and offers up his recipe for sugar cookie dough, we should take note. [read more]


Tuesday, the 21st of August

#FoodFact: Oenophobia is an intense fear or hatred of wine


Specials-of-the-Day: Oblivion Wine Bar Winter Specials [read more]


Walnuts Surprising Effect on Sperm Count

For men looking to start a family, a small new study is shedding light on an all-natural snack that might help their chances: walnuts. [read more]


China’s Noodle-Making Robots Freak Us Out

Eater brings us the story of one Chinese restaurateur who is cutting his labor costs by building an army of noodle-making robots that can hand-slice (or machine-slice?) noodles and dump them into a pot of boiling water. [read more]


Unilever completes $267m sale of US frozen food portfolio

Dutch food and cosmetics giant Unilever said Monday it had completed the $267 million sale of its North American frozen meals business to US-based ConAgra, part of its plan to exit the sector. [read more]


McDonalds tests PayPal system in 30 restaurants #mobile

In the world of mobile payment companies, it look we are entering an era where brands are measured by their latest conquest. Just a week after Square announced that it secured Starbucks as a client for its mobile-phone based payment service, PayPal appears to be in the early stages signing a deal with McDonald’s. [read more]


Monday, the 20th of August

#FoodFact: Thucydides wrote that the people began to emerge from barbarism when they learned to cultivate the vine.


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


Biotech Spending Millions to Fight GMO Labels

The members of the industry group Council For Biotechnology Information, the book’s publisher, are the same companies currently pouring millions into a campaign to keep genetically-engineered foods from being labeled as such on store shelves in California. [read more]


Another Food Crisis Looms by Fin24

With drought parching farms in the United States and near the Black Sea, weak monsoon rains in India and insidious hunger in Africa’s Sahel region, the world could be headed towards another food crisis. [read more]


Restaurant Posts Hilarious Rules Banning “Hipster Talk”

San Francisco’s Four Barrel Coffee has long been a hipster hangout. But recently, our attention was directed to a sign in the company’s back alley that might suggest some dissension. [read more]


Man Accused Of Breaking Into Home, Baking Pie

A man in Salisbury, Md. is accused in one of the strangest crimes we’ve heard of — breaking into a home and baking a chicken pot pie. [read more]


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One Response

  1. Soraya Allies

    Hey Marvin,

    Where’s the story about “The Coolest Egg-Separating Trick Ever”?

    The twitter link sent me here.

    Please let me know.

    Cheerio,
    Soraya

    Reply

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