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Weekly Wrap Up- V9

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:

Info: Egg Sizes, What’s the Difference?

Most recipes call for large eggs, so why sell the other sizes? How do they differ exactly? Photo: The Kitchn

Most recipes call for large eggs, so why sell the other sizes? How do they stack up against each other? Photo: The Kitchn

Have you ever reached for the eggs while baking only to realize that the recipe calls for large eggs, and you only have extra-large? Or have you ever eyed the medium eggs at the grocery store and wondered how different they really are from jumbo? There is a method to the madness and The Kitchn has the full crackdown. Go, learn.

 

Science: Reasons to Eat More Pizza

No matter how you slice it, you can find science backed health reasons to enjoy pizza. Photo: bhofack2/bhofack2

No matter how you slice it, you can find science backed health reasons to enjoy pizza. Photo: bhofack2/bhofack2

It’s hard to keep track of the latest scientific studies, yet the media has been doing a great job sifting through them as of late to pick out relevant information. Chocolate has more reasons than ever to be enjoyed with science touting the latest health benefits. But did you know that pizza has just as many reasons to be enjoyed that are scientifically backed too? Yes it’s true, you can have your pizza, and have it be good for you too. Read more.

 

Origins: The Invention of Chicken Wings

What goes better with pizza than chicken wings? Nothing. Yet it’s origins actually have ties to the Italian flatbread topped with cheese (pizza). Surprisingly, wings and pizza were always hand in hand and it’s all due to an Italian family with a vision, or a brilliant way to deal with a mixup. Learn just how these fried morsels came to be, and why Buffalo, NY will continue to be on the map for chicken and snow. Watch the video.

 

Technology: Apps for Menu Planning

Planning out menus, utilizing shopping excursions and making ease of time in the kitchen has never been easier. Photo: The Kitchn.

Planning out menus, utilizing shopping excursions and making ease of time in the kitchen has never been easier. Photo: The Kitchn.

Is your life absolutely insane? Do you barely enough time enjoy a rushed trip to the grocery store? Well you’re not alone. Life is hectic and to master it artfully, you need a bit of organization. Gone are the days of endless sticky notes. Turn to your smartphone for menu planning and the best use of your shopping needs and prep time in the kitchen. Also, be sure to check out the Wegmans app. It didn’t make this list, but it should have. Read more.

 

Shenanigans: Food Facts That Will Make You Question Everything

German chocolate cake has nothing to do with Germany. WHAT? Photo: sharedsugar.com

German chocolate cake has nothing to do with Germany. WHAT? Photo: sharedsugar.com

Some of our favorite foods are nothing but a pack of lies, well if you take things literally. Even so, BuzzFeed’s latest compilation of startling facts will have you reeling with what reality is in terms of food.  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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