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Weekly Wrap Up – V6

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 brought to you live from the world wide web.

Here’s this week’s lineup:

News: Why Chocolate Supplies Are Shrinking

 

News stories everywhere are covering the fact that our demand for chocolate is far exceeding the supply. As such, chocolate may become extinct which is a horrible thought! Daniel Klein, chef and activist, made this short video to remind us that for many people, the art of harvesting cacao and making chocolate represent millennia’s worth of history, culture, and spirituality. Read more.

 

Shenanigans: Movies That Should Have Been About Cheese

Captain American, the first real avenger here in the US.

Captain American, the first real avenger here in the US.

Cheesy movies are the best, but what would happen if we turned some classic movies we all loved to watch into true cheese centric movies. Thanks to BuzzFeed we can now sleep at night with dreams of Catching Feta, Asiargo and Captain American.  View the full gallery.

 

Technology: Ro-Bots to Help You Cook

Android Bots are on the horizon to take over your kitchen and laundry room. Scared or joyful? I'll let you decide.

Android Bots are on the horizon to take over your kitchen and laundry room. Scared or joyful? I’ll let you decide.

The race for technology is on, and instead of it being to reach space, it’s now here to help you in the kitchen. Bots from Android are being dreamed up to help make life on the home owner that much easier. I’m sensing a real life moment from the Jetson’s coming soon to a home near you. Learn more.

 

News: Feds Release Marijuana Banking Rules

Up until now, marijuana sales have had to use piggy banks and safe storage, being refused by federal banks.

Up until now, marijuana sales have had to use piggy banks and safe storage, being refused by federal banks.

Ever since Colorado passed the bill that marijuana is legal to consume and buy within state lines, surrounding states and government have had a hard time catching up and regulating sales. The federal government has now setup some regulations to better assist and control those wanting to make a living off sales, and being able to use banks in their businesses. Read more.

 

Contest: Pillsbury Bake-Off Now Accepting Entries

The Pillsbury annual bake-off - winning never tasted so good.

The Pillsbury annual bake-off – winning never tasted so good.

Want your chance at a million buckaroos? Well now is your chance to get in your kitchen, dig our your favorite recipe, and get inspired to duke it out with some of America’s best home chefs. The newly revamped Pillsbury Bake-Off is ready to hear about ______. Contest details.

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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