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: Would the Real Ingredients Please Stand Up?
According to the USDA, the word “natural” means only that a product was “minimally processed” and “contains no artificial ingredients.” Because of this very loose terminology, products containing something like high fructose corn syrup can be considered natural as it’s derived from corn. What’s a person to do when trying to shop responsibly? At least there’s a handy list to help us shop for processed meat products from companies who support happy healthy animals the natural way we would envision. Past that, I’m sure there’s an app for that. Read more.
Tip: How to Clean a Dishwasher
You slave over the stove and your dishwasher is supposed to make your life easier at the end of your cooking marathon. However, when the dry cycle is completed and there’s caked food permanently stuck to your dishes, it’s the first piece of equipment you threaten to throw to the curb. Rather than being stuck in a precarious blame game and watching the Russian roulette of who has the gummed up plate at your next dinner party, give your dishwasher a little TLC. Learn the tips.
News: Unwrapping a Hershey’s Store
What’s better than unwrapping a chocolate bar? Perhaps “unwrapping” an entire store containing nothing but chocolate. Learn about the two story Hershey’s world store opening soon on the Las Vegas strip. Read more.
Product: Best Kitchen-ism Apron YOU Need
- Quirky, perfectly southern and just a bit weird, this apron protects your clothes and will set the tone for your next meal. Of course the best place to utter, “Butter My Butt and Call Me Biscuit” is in the kitchen, but hey, why not try and implement this into your everyday vocabulary. Buy now.
Entertainment: Eat. Drink. Rock.
Take one of the hottest artists, John Mayer, combine that with thirty top chefs across the nation including Anne Burrell, Andrew Zimmerman and David Burke, and you’ve got an epic celebration. It’s Food Network’s concert to honor the culture of food, music and booze. Get your tickets.
Travel: Good for the Body and Mind Spa Treatments
Have you ever stopped to wonder what’s in your massage oil or your facial treatment? We think about what we eat, but the ingredients one puts on their body can be just as important. Vida Organic Wellness feels strongly about using the best quality ingredients and those which most benefit our bodies. Based in Seal Beach, CA, they have a variety of treatments, but perhaps an organic rose and chocolate treatment is just what you need. Learn more.