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Weekly Wrap Up- V1

In WWU (Weekly Wrap Up), I will compile some of the latest trends in the food industry, breaking news and cool things of interest. It’s all about the baking, cooking and general shenanigans….

Here’s this week’s lineup:

Debate: Should We Avoid Eating Anything With A Face?

Face made of vegetables by Alex J. Jefferies (link)

Face made of vegetables by Alex J. Jefferies (link)

In this Oxford-style debate, a doctor, a vegan, a researcher and a farmer wade into this hot-button topic: Is it a bad idea to eat meat? The arguments on both sides raise some great points. This was a wonderful feature, thanks to NPR for hosting the audio! Tune in.

 

Science: Baking Blueberries Changes Their Health Benefits

Blueberry Pie- FunFeast.com

Blueberry Pie- FunFeasts.com

In the latest study released by the ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistryit’s been noted that blueberries, known for their high polyphenol content, change when warmed. Scientists studied how cooking and baking affect the increasingly popular fruit’s polyphenols and reported their mixed findings. Read more.

 

Baking: The A-B-C’s of Cocoa Powder

King Arthur Flour cocoa powder testing.

King Arthur Flour cocoa powder testing.

King Arthur Flour is more than just flour, they also seem to have an arsenal of baking tips you just never read about or knew existed. In this feature they explain the in’s and out’s of cocoa powder, helping the home baker know when to use dutch processed or natural. Read more.

 

Cooking: Taking Mashed Potatoes to the Next Level

BuzzFeed, via Joythebaker.com

BuzzFeed, via Joythebaker.com

Buzz Feed is known for their ridiculous, over the top lists and insight on all things; in this case mashed potatoes. In this list they’ve compiled 21 ways to take mashed potatoes to the next level, and have you seeing starchy goodness for the rest of your day. Read more.

 

Chocolate: Hotel Chocolat Opens Boston Cocoa Cafe

Hotel Chocolat's Cocoa Cafe. Photo courtesy of TheSpoiledLife.com

Hotel Chocolat’s Cocoa Cafe. Photo courtesy of TheSpoiledLife.com

Boston added another notch to their cool factor this week with the opening of Hotel Chocolat‘s Cocoa Cafe. They’re newly expanded confections store now includes toasted sandwiches, warm chocolate plates and roasted cacao drinks. Read more.

Written by Tarte Chic

Author Kat Nielsen (formerly Kat Wojtylak) is a creative type with an immense love for food. She maintains a day job handling marketing and brand support to various companies while enjoying her evenings and weekends writing recipes and blogging all about her culinary experiences.

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