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Weekly Wrap Up- Why Apples Turn Brown and the Opening of a Nutella Bar

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: Why Apples Turn Brown

Sliced apples turn brown almost instantly. But why, you ask?

Sliced apples turn brown almost instantly. But why, you ask?

There is nothing worse than slicing up apples, only to quickly have them become browned and just plain ugly. But did you know this process serves a real purpose? When exposed to air, apples have a built in defense mechanism against bacteria and fungus which comes from this browning process. Learn about the science behind this process.

 

Tip: How to Peel an Apple

Now that you’ve learned some science behind why the humble apple is so aweomse, it’s time to learn how to peel an apple in record time for enjoyment RIGHT NOW. Watch.

 

News: Nutella Bar Coming to NYC

The Nutella bar at Eataly Chicago. [Photo: Marc Much / Eater Chicago]

The Nutella bar at Eataly Chicago. [Photo: Marc Much / Eater Chicago]

Chocolate hazelnut-ty goodness seems to be all the rage these days. People are inventing hundreds of ways to use this heavenly concoction. However the most popular brand, Nutella, is increasing in popularity in ten folds as the doors to NYC’s Eataly Nutella Bar will be officially open this weekend. Smothered on crepes, muffins and brioche, this is a long line waiting to happen. Read more.

 

Gadgets: May the Force be with you…..in the Kitchen

It's a measuring cup. It's a measuring spoon. It's all that and more in this R2D2 measuring set! Via Think Geek

It’s a measuring cup. It’s a measuring spoon. It’s all that and more in this R2D2 measuring set! Via Think Geek

If you’re a huge fan of Star Wars, then you may have celebrated May the 4th (may the force) this past Sunday. If you forgot to honor it, than shame on you! (just kidding) But seriously, get a jump start on next year where you can watch all the movies, or create epic snacks with these awesome R2-D2 measuring cups. Buy yours today.

 

Shenanigans: My Dreams of Giant Food

Growing up, kids tend to have certain foods they rely on. Chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, and pizza make the top list of most requested foods. But what happens when you grant kids their wish of endless amounts of it? Watch now.

 

Entertainment: On Screen Deliciousness

Happening today in select theaters across the country, the movie Chef, will become available to the masses. Promising to be emotionally filled following the life of a chef, the on screen cinematography captures delicious moments that will leave you insanely hungry. Be sure to bring lots of snacks or eat immediate before and after. Read the review.

 

Product: Double Down at KFC

The original Double Down. [Photo: Greg Morabito/Eater.com]

Why has the winning combination within the Double Down been kept from us? [Photo: Greg Morabito/Eater.com]

No we’re not talking blackjack here, we’re talking about the ultimate heart attack that sounds downright amazing. KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is re-releasing it’s Double Down sandwich, if you can even call it a sandwich. Two pieces of boneless fried chicken are wrapped around bacon and cheese. Read more, and drool away.

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
    May 10, 2014 at 7:18 am

    “Chef” sounds like a good summer movie. I better check to see if they have any movie theaters in Charlottesville! lol

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