FoodBlogCT News Week 37 2012

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Thursday, the 13th of September

Special-of-the-Day:2-for-1 fine-dining dinner in the Cape Winelands [read more]


You can pay with fruits & veggies at this restaurant

Reports of a restaurant in Italy that allows its patrons to pay with fruits and vegetables have us wanting to plant a garden in our backyard. [read more]


Wish this was available in SA. Krispy Kreme celebrates ‘Talk Like A Pirate Day’ in Style…and giving away free doughnuts.

Krispy Kreme is celebrating by giving away a free glazed doughnut if you talk like a pirate or wear an eye patch. If you dress up in full pirate regalia, you get a whole dozen. [read more]


McDonald’s in USA to Post Calories on Menu. When will SA follow?

McDonald’s Corp. (MCD), the world’s biggest restaurant chain, will begin posting calorie information on menu boards at its U.S. stores next week as it works to stem criticism that its food causes obesity. [read more]


Man Travels USA using only bacon as currency

Oscar Mayer stands by its new bacon so much, or so the company says for its newest advertising stunt, that they think it can send actor/comedian Josh Sankey across the country with it and nothing else. [read more]


Wednesday, the 12th of September

Special-of-the-Day: Kids Pizza + Ice Cream on the house with every 2 pizzas ordered excl. Margarita [more info]


Alzheimer’s linked to Fast Food

The latest salvo is that junk food causes Alzheimer’s. A report in New Scientist explains that some experts are even going so far as to rename the disease “Type 3 diabetes”. [read more]


Student food: how to cook well on a budget

Save on the store-cupboard basics so you can afford more fresh food. And there really are alternatives to pasta and rice [read more]


Racism At Paris Starbucks

So, my Korean-American friend went to a Starbucks in Paris. Instead of asking for her name, this is how they labeled her drink. [read more]


Launch of the City Bowl Evening Food Market


Tuesday, the 11th of September

Special-of-the-Day: Lamb Shank or Seafood Pasta for 2 @ R135 [more info]


Ready Egg: No more egg shells in your omlette

Ready Egg, a new Free Range product from The Free Range Chicken Co., means no more egg shells in your omelette or messy attempts at separating egg whites. [read more]


Restaurant Opens In Limestone Mine In Finland

An award-winning chef has opened a new restaurant in Finland that turns the idea of “pop-up” eateries upside down: it’s located 80 meters (260 feet) underground. [read more]


What’s The Difference Between $3 Wine And $1,500 Wine? Sometimes Just The Label

or wine drinkers, these are the worst of times and the best of times. It’s the worst because wine prices have exploded in recent years, especially when it comes to French prestige wines. [read more]


Tom Cruise demands empty restaurant on arrival

The Rock Of Ages actor wanted complete privacy for a meal at the boutique Forza Mare hotel in Dobrun, Montenegro recently and insisted no one else could be around at the same time as him. [read more]


Monday, the 10th of September

Special-of-the-Day: Any 2 pizza/pasta for R109 any day of the week [read more]


Coca Cola’s Latest New Product

The world’s largest beverage company is introducing its Dasani Drops in coming weeks, which can be squeezed into water for some on-the-spot fruity flavor. And Coca-Cola is betting that there’s big potential for growth. [read more]


Munich Breweries Face Shortage Ahead Of Oktoberfest

Is it possible that people are drinking too much beer in Munich? That’s what some breweries are claiming — there’s a shortage of bottles and crates. While there is plenty of beer, there’s simply nowhere to put it. The solution, the German brewers hope, is that people return their empties so they can be reused. [read more]


World food prices stabilise

World food prices stabilised in August at levels close to those reached in the food crisis of 2008, and global grain stocks are likely to shrink this year as cereal crop output falls short of what is needed, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. [read more]


Where Cows Are Happy and Food Is Healthy

But this, miraculously, is a happy column about food! It’s about a farmer who names all his 230 milk cows, along with his 200 heifers and calves, and loves them like children. [read more]

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