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Weekly Wrap Up – V2

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:

Candy: Beer and Chocolate Covered Tabasco Jelly Beans

Ken James / Bloomberg / Getty Images

Ken James / Bloomberg / Getty Images

At the recent Fancy Food Show  in San Francisco, Jelly Belly announced they’ll be debuting two new flavors at candy concession stands worldwide. The new flavors would be beer (sans alcohol) and a chocolate covered tabasco flavored jelly bean. Intrigued? Read more.


Science: Chocolate, Tea & Berries May Cut Diabetes Risk

Image via Yahoo! Health

Image via Yahoo! Health

In a new study led by Aedin Cassidy, MSc, PhD, of the Department of Nutrition in Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK,  they found specific groups of flavonoids, a plant-based ingredient found in chocolate, tea and berries, were connected to lower insulin resistance in a group of women. Read more.


Baking: Geeky Sprinkles to the Rescue

Photo courtesy of Geeky Sprinkles

Photo courtesy of Geeky Sprinkles

Fandoms are growing everyday with even more products being developed to appease their needs. From Doctor Who kitchen gadgets to Harry Potter teas, geeks want to incorporate their passions into their daily lives. Tara Theoharis, creator of Geeky Hostess has created a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the creation of her Geeky Sprinkles. Read more.


Cooking: Techniques That Alter Antioxidant Levels

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yortw/

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yortw/

Are you unintentionally ruining your vegetables? Depending on how you prepare your vegetables, you may be significantly impacting its antioxidant capacity. A team at the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain set out to understand how home cooking techniques impacted vegetables.  Read more.


Organize: Ten Inexpensive Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

A super smart IKEA railing and wall-mounted dish drying rack, from Becca's "Just Enough Space to Dabble" Kitchen

A super smart IKEA railing and wall-mounted dish drying rack, from Becca’s “Just Enough Space to Dabble” Kitchen

With tiny cupboards and even tinier workspace areas, it’s tough to be able to make our kitchens comfortable for cooking. For others, it’s not space trouble so much as organizational woes, what with slippery piles of stacked pans in the cupboard and a packed pantry. Thankfully The Kitchn has some wonderful organizational tips for people who want to get the most out of their kitchen. 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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