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Weekly Wrap Up – V3

In my WWU (Weekly Wrap Up), I 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 coming to you live from the world wide web.

Here’s this weeks’ lineup:

News: California Legalizes Sales of Food Made at Home

Finished flaxen whole wheat sandwich bread!

Homemade goods can now be sold online in California thanks to a new law being passed.

In many states, selling food made out of your home is downright hard to do, or just plain illegal. Thanks to the efforts of many at home aspiring food crafters, California residents can now sell their products online. A far step from the farmers market with a few extra precautions, it’s a huge step for getting local food in your home. Read more.


Book: Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight


New science proves you should eat chocolate everyday. I’m game!

I love to read and of course taste anything chocolate, so when I read this title I thought ‘how cool.’ I also know I’m certainly not alone in my affections and desire to be more healthy. Recent findings indicate eating chocolate as a regular part of your diet could have significant positive effects on your body including weight loss. Intrigued? Me too. Read more.


Quiz: Do You Eat Your Age?



BuzzFeed is known for their off the wall antics, which is why I adore them! Their writers compiled a quick and informative quiz to analyze your eating habits to decipher how old you are based on them. Scientific or not, it gives you something to ponder. Read more.


Great Find: Valentine’s Cards for Food Lovers


TheKitchn recently put together a compilation of some great cards than any food lover would adore receiving or giving. Check out the full list including where to buy them as you get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day,  read more.


Trends: Chocolate Trends for 2014

Blonde chocolate. Think flavors of caramel, toasted shortbread and a hint of saltiness on the palate. Valrhona named it Dulcey.

Blonde chocolate. Think flavors of caramel, toasted shortbread and a hint of saltiness on the palate. Valrhona named it Dulcey.

Chocolate companies are coming on full and hard with new innovations to make us think the trends of 2014 will be rather exciting! 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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