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
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
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
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
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
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.