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FOOD NEWS: FIVE THINGS TO KNOW | Feb. 18, 2016

 

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  1. PARMESAN FLAVORED WOOD?! : “On top of spaghetti…all covered with…what?!” You know the Parmesan cheese you buy from the store, to sprinkle on your pasta? Multiple outlets including Foodbeast are saying the FDA reports that cheese is being made with things that well, aren’t the cheese itself. One ingredient being “wood pulp.” WHAT is this, you ask? Are we seriously eating wood chips? The author of the Foodbeast article explains everything you need to know, here.

 

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2. WHAT’S KILLING LOBSTERS IN MAINE?!: (I didn’t realize there was a lobster problem in Maine? Did you?). In a place that’s usually plentiful of lobsters, the folks at Grub Street are saying climate change is sparking saltwater diseases that’s impacting the population of those red clawed creatures. The disease sounds horrible and for the sake of not making you sick, I don’t want to describe it here. If you want to learn more about why this is happening, click here.

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3. SHAKE SHACK WHILE YOU FLY?!?: That would probably be a billion times better than regular “airline food,” right? The man behind restaurants such as Shake Shack, Danny Meyer, has been enlisted to work with Delta Airlines to put out some new options for you while flying, The Daily Meal reports. It sounds like it won’t actually be Shake Shack on board, darn. But specifically this will effect international flights out of JFK airport in NYC, and will have Italian-influenced cuisine on board those flights. To read about some of the actual items you could get on said flights, click here.

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4. HOT DOG PRINGLES: You heard right. Pringles is always coming up with different flavors for the “once you pop you can’t stop” chips, but for some reason, Walgreens is the only place you’ll find the new hot dog flavored ones, BuzzFeed Food says. Here’s why.

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5. CARROT CAKE KISSES: Hershey’s Kisses has been putting out all sorts of new seasonal flavors. Its latest adventure, carrot cake kisses for Easter. BuzzFeed Food has the reactions form social media, here. Let’s just say it’s a mixed bag ;).

 

 

And finally, a bonus thanks to none other than the man trying to win our country’s heart, Donald Trump.

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He’s in the headlines for everything, why not food news too, right?!

Of course!

Did you know Mr. Trump has a winery?

Some fellow food/wine bloggers set out to try some of his wines. A preview? Is it a thumbs up?! One of the reviews says about one of the varieties, “Pungent. Like cheap perfume.” Check out the rest of the review here.

FOOD NEWS: FIVE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY | Jan. 11, 2016

  1. TRIBUTES TO DAVID BOWIE: The famed singer/songwriter died just two days after his 69th birthday, The New York Times reports. Today fans are taking the time to pay tribute to Bowie, through laying flowers at Zizzi’s restaurant in London, Eater reports. Zizzi’s used to be called The Three Tuns pub, and to learn more about the connection between that pub and Mr. Bowie, click here.

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FOOD NEWS: FIVE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY | Jan. 4, 2016

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  1. A LATTE TO TALK ABOUT, STARBUCKSLatte lovers, rejoice. Starting tomorrow, you can opt away from the sweeter drinks at the ‘Bux for its new creation, the latte macchiato, multiple outlets, including POPSUGAR.com, are reporting. Its made with only two ingredients, with this drink being more milk based than espresso based. For more details, click here.

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Q&A: Ricky Hirsch, CEO of Think Jerky

 

What do you think of when you hear the words “beef jerky?”

Dried meat, yes.

A protein-rich snack, most definitely.

High sodium content? For some, yes.

Beef jerky is said to have been around since as early as the 1500’s. A South American tribe, called the Quechua, named it “jerky,”(well, really it was called “ch’arki,” translating to “dried meat”) and was a form of preserving meat. Jerky was used as fuel for this tribe when they went out on long journeys!

Fast forward to today: it’s a snack devoured by many all over the world. And it’s not all about the beef either! There are MANY different kinds of jerky to choose from.

One company, based in Chicago, is looking to shake up the jerky game.

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FOOD NEWS: 5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY | Dec. 14, 2015

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  1. PIZZA RAT TASTE TEST: Remember the pizza rat in NYC? (If you need a refresher, click here.) The folks over at Grub Street decided to put NYC pizza to the test by taking four of the big name pizza places in the city and well, feeding some rats. Check out the video & article here. 
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2. BOOZY ROOT BEER: It’s become a thing! So much so, Eater is reporting that Anheuser-Busch is stepping up with a new product, called “Best Damn Root Beer You Ever Had.” But is it the best? You decide. Check out the article here. 

 

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3. LEGO CHRISTMAS COOKIE HACK: Playing with your toys, to play with your food! The Daily Meal and LifeHacker say that a machine from LEGO Mindstorms can decorate your Christmas cookies. Say what! Check it out here.

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4. FREE WENDY’S FROSTY’S: The gift that keeps on giving. Wendy’s is putting out a Frosty Key, for just $1. What does it get you? Delish reports Free Frosty’s for 2016, AND 90 cents of the dollar will go to charity. Click here for more info.

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5. 2016 FOOD TRENDS: The team over at Food Network Kitchen have rounded up what they think will be the big trends in food for next year. From more convenience, to the team dubbing next year “the year of plants,” check out their predictions here.

 

And a bonus:

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The folks over at BuzzFeed Food deep fried Christmas dinner, and it looks absolutely magical. Four words: DEEP FRIED YORKSHIRE PUDDING! Check it out here.

 

 

 

 

 

Food News! Episode 12

THANK YOU to those who have been watching my #Periscope broadcasts!

This is episode #12 that I put out today, and here’s what I talked about:

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Food News! Episode 11!

There’s SO much going on this week in food news.

Some stuff I didn’t even get to, really.

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Food News! Episode 10!

From a barista getting down at the drive thru to some amazing #OreoArt on Instagram — here’s some fun food news for you today, webisode 10!

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Food News! Episode 6

Episode 6 just happened!

Thank you so much to those who joined me live on #Periscope!

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