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Weekly Wrap Up- Epic Peeps Dioramas and Powdered Alcohol

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:

Tip: Infuse Your Booze

In a DIY world, it only makes sense that you’d want to learn how to make your own flavored alcohol. Take anything from fruits to spices to leftover Easter candy and make it your own. Watch the video.

 

Shenanigans: The Ultimate Food Dioramas

It's a bird. No, it's a plane. No, it's marshmallow Peeps!

It’s a bird. No, it’s a plane. No, it’s marshmallow Peeps! Photo: BuzzFeed

Some people are uber sad Easter is over, and others just have way too much leftover Easter candy to use up. Get inspired with Peep dioramas in these colorful and awesome displays. Who knows, maybe you (and your kids) can create something epic this weekend. View more.

 

News: Was it the Right Move to Ban Chocolate Milk?

New study argues against ban on chocolate milk in school cafeterias.

Data argues against the ban on chocolate milk in school cafeterias.

In Oregon, chocolate milk was banned to try and counteract overconsumption of sugar in schools. But what Cornell brought up in some recent studies is that milk sales took a huge dive without the option of chocolate milk being available. Read more. 

 

Product: Powdered Alcohol

Legal for what seemed like a day, powdered alcohol may quickly become the next bootlegged spirit.

Legal for what seemed like a day, powdered alcohol may quickly become the next bootlegged spirit.

It was bittersweet as a revolutionary new product made it to market and then just as quickly was denied government approval. Even as short as its time was on the market, many people got extremely excited about the prospects. What’s the future you ask? We’ll just have to wait and see. Read the article.

 

Travel: Chocoholics Guide to the Caribbean

Chocolate and  paradise.... A winning combination.

Chocolate and paradise…. A winning combination.

Chocolate’s unique growing region around the equator means that vacation spots can be right around the corner. Learn about a few destinations in the Caribbean offering sun, rain forests and chocolate. Read the full article.

 

Video: Cook Smart with Alton Brown

With only reruns of Good Eats available on Food Network, fans are beyond the moon knowing that Alton Brown has released new episodes of what is as close to the real thing, just in a different format. Cook Smart is a new web series giving new and old fans alike another way to cook, laugh and learn. Read on.

 

Gadgets: Feed Your Inner Geek

Dark side toast. Punny, straightforward and darkly toasted. Photo: License 2 Play

Dark side toast. Punny, straightforward and darkly toasted. Photo: License 2 Play

Let’s face it, many of us are nerds. We appreciate chemistry jokes, everyday uses for Pi, and geek-ing out over new inventions. We might just have the best equipment in our offices and living rooms, but there should be no shortage of awesome gadgets in the kitchen too! Enjoy fascinating ways tech-y gadgets and sci-fi movies come together to make cooking that much cooler. See the must-have gadgets.

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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