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Weekly Wrap Up- Poppy Seeds’ Influence on Drug Tests and Unicorn Rainbows

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: Poppy Seeds’ Ability to Fail Your Drug Test

Delicious, crunchy little poppy seeds can harbor.

Say it isn’t so! Crunchy little poppy seeds are not all wonderful and delicious, they may contain traces of opium.

Before poppy seeds are put into muffins, bagels, or cakes, they can be found in poppy seed pods. Makes sense right? Well, it just so happens that opium is found in those same seed pods which contain morphine and codeine, among other pain relieving substances. While poppy seeds themselves don’t inherently contain any opium, when the seeds are harvested, they can become contaminated with the opium in the pod. Read more. 

 

Tip: Even Your Carrot Cut

To cook evenly, you need to cut evenly. Learn how to master carrot cuts.

To cook evenly, you need to cut evenly. Learn how to master the pesky carrot.

Watch this week’s Mad Genius Tips video is from Food and Wine chopping machine Justin Chapple. He reveals a simple trick that makes it easy to cut carrots into equally-sized pieces which is like crazy awesome! Watch now.

 

Shenanigans: A Wonderful Glorious Cake

This could be one of the most confusing/epic/hilarious cakes of all time.

This could be one of the most confusing/epic/hilarious cakes of all time.

While nothing can beat a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. What’s at the end of THIS rainbow may may you think twice about what kind of gold you’re enjoying. Scroll through the pictures of this cake. 

 

News: Lick-able Art

Willy wonka come to life. Photo via The Independent.

Willy wonka come to life. Photo via The Independent.

Anyone who has watched Willy Wonka dreamed of being able to lick their wall paper and chew on everyday objects. A Scottish artist by the name of Anya Gallaccio has taken our fantasies and turned it into art. Her chocolate installation dubbed Stroke, is layer of chocolate-y art waiting for the audience to interact with it. Read the article and find out where the installation will be.

 

Entertainment: Sustainable Cooking Videos in 15 Seconds or Less

Let it be known, that Bart Van Olphen is changing the world through social media, one cooking show at a time.

Let it be known, that Bart Van Olphen is changing the world through social media, one cooking show at a time.

Bart van Olphen wants to teach the world to cook fish without wrecking the planet, and he chose Instagram to help tell his story. Dubbed as the world’s shortest cooking show, Bart’s Fish Tales is a collection of 15-second Instagram videos in which van Olphen makes a seafood dish from start to finish. Fifteen seconds isn’t a lot of time, so Bart keeps the recipes simple and the instructions minimal. Follow Bart here.

 

Product: Pizza “Cake”

It's pizza.....it's cake....it's pizza cake!

It’s pizza…..no, it’s cake….NO, it’s pizza cake!

The customer is always right may just lead to delicious headaches for Canadian based pizzeria, Boston Pizza. In a recent social media campaign, they reached out to their customers asking for outlandish pizza creations. The pizza cake is clearly taking the win for an ultimate party entree which may mean Boston Pizza needs  to figure out how to make it. Read on.

 

Farming: This Lady Wants Your Bones

This lady is in the market for bones.

Not your typical request, but bones are the “it” item for this lady.

There’s a whole nose-to-tail movement where every piece of a sacrificed animal is getting used. It used to be that butchers and farmers would ship their bones to processing plants where they would get turned into by-products. This would end up in lots of unnatural places including animal feed. Rachael Mamane, who is passionate about food and a more local focus is providing an outlet for previously unwanted bones and turning them into delicious soup. Read more.

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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