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Weekly Wrap Up- Food Fights & $1000 for Ranch Dressing

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:

Tips: Turn Your Kitchen Frown Upside Down

Cooking is hard enough as it is, but things like a slip-on heat-resistant silicone spout make life so much better.

Cooking is hard enough as it is, but things like a slip-on heat-resistant silicone spout make life so much easier.

When you set out to cook in your kitchen, what kinds of things do you wish for to make your time more enjoyable? Maybe you hope to never again have to deal with ____. This list of twenty seven genius inventions, gadgets and solutions will help cheese to last longer, toast to never burn again and give you the ability to separate eggs like a pro. Read more.

 

Science: The Secret to Genius Might be Chocolate

A country's chocolate consumption may predict its chances of winning a Nobel. So what are we waiting for US of A? Photo: John Loo/Flickr.com

A country’s chocolate consumption may predict its chances of winning a Nobel. So what are we waiting for US of A? Photo: John Loo/Flickr.com

How does a country to create a genius worthy of a Nobel? Education, testing, culture? Maybe, but the newest answer to this question may have something to do with chocolate. According to a report published online by the New England Journal of Medicine, a country’s propensity for producing Nobel laureates might just be correlated to its national appetite for the sinful stuff, as NPR Kevin Charles Redmon reports. Listen or read on.

 

Shenanigans: Foodie Fight

Chef Gordon Ramsay vs. The Swedish Chef. Who will prevail? Watch the video.

 

Charity: Baking it Forward

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a nonprofit devoted to funding  pediatric cancer research, suggests one very effective way to raise money is a community bake sale.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a nonprofit devoted to funding pediatric cancer research, suggests one very effective way to raise money is a community bake sale.

“Kids” and “cancer” are two words that should never, ever go together. Unfortunately – they do. Thousands of kids are diagnosed with cancer each year. Want to help change this cold, hard fact? You can – by raising funds for pediatric cancer research. How? With everyone’s favorite fund-raiser: a bake sale. Learn more.

 

Movies: Best Food Moments from The Goonies

It’s time to break out the Rocky Road ice cream! The sequel to one of my favorite 1980’s cult movie, The Goonies is definitely in the works, reports TMZ.com. I can’t wait to see the reincarnation of Chunk, Sloth, and the rest of the gang in part dos. To get us amped, let’s visit our favorite foodie moments. Click here.

 

News: $1000 for Ranch Dressing

Want a side of ranch with that? Then you better have a large side of Benjamin's.

Want a side of ranch with that? Then you better have a large side of Benjamin’s to pay for it.

Whether you consider it a no-no or merely a way to improve the cardboard-like crust of a lowly frozen pizza, tons of people love to dip their pizza crusts in condiments, including ranch dressing. Dallas pizzeria, Cane Rosso has diners and internet foodies reeling that upon ordering a side of ranch, they will find themselves faced with a hefty bill. Read on.

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.

Comments (One comment)

  • Kathy
    April 13, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Loved the new gadgets! Very clever.

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