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: Common Brownie Mistakes
Baking brownies should be relatively painless, but like any other baked good, precision matters. Everything from the ingredients which seem simple to the amount of time needing to cool matters. Learn about areas to troubleshoot, but more importantly how best to avoid mistakes in the long run. Read more.
Events: Meat Ups, The New Tupperware Party
Home parties where you visit with friends, have some snacks and shop with the help of a knowledgable associate seems a thing of the past. That is until some creative types thought it would make sense to share a common love for meat, and do their shopping for similar products all in an evening. It’s a brilliant concept of bringing farm to homes everywhere. Learn more.
News: Fines for Not Finishing Your Food
In a place where the buffet equates to the most bang for your buck, beware. Unseen charges for not finishing your plate could add up. Some buffet owners are saddened and even angered by how much food waste piles up. To help avoid waste and make consumers more aware, fines are going into place which seem to already be working. Read more.
Tip: Stretch Your Vanilla Beans Purchase
- Using real vanilla bean pods can bring about amazing nuances of flavor, not to mention beautiful speckles in your finished desserts. But did you know that even your scraped vanilla pods can have just as many uses as the seeds? Read the article and learn how to repurpose, stretching your money further.
Entertainment: Culinary Television Explodes
Food is hot right now and not in terms of spicy or temperature. It’s all thanks to television catapulting chefs into celebrity status making food a hot topic of interest. The trend is surely continuing as the latest in entertainment news points out that thirty five new cooking shows and series will debut in 2014. That’s a whole lot of food. Read more.
Product: Vegetable Ice Cream Goes Mainstream
Häagen-Dazs Japan is making headlines with their bold new flavor choices, at least in terms of what us American’s are used to. While only available in Japan, the flavors of cherry and tomato or carrot and orange make you wonder what’s next for the brand to release here. Read on.
Travel: More Than Just Cheesesteaks
When you think of Philadelphia and food, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Don’t you think you owe it to yourself to help debunk stereotypes everywhere? Philly has an amazing food scene and one that requires days to conquer and fully enjoy. Grab a cheesesteak, but remember to enjoy the finer dining opportunities available. Read more.