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Weekly Wrap Up- Bizarre Food Laws and Painting with Chocolate

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: The Origin of “Brownie Points”

Missing the crackly top? Perhaps you want fudge-y but not underdone, however are you supposed to know what brownies you'll end up with?

Does this chocolatey confection somehow influence the term, “brownie points?”

Have you ever wondered where a certain term or phrase came from? Well, me too. That’s why I loved learning about “brownie points,” and contrary to what I believed, doesn’t have a history in chocolate. Well darn. Read more. 

 

Tips: Vegan Cooking Hacks

It ain't easy being a vegan.

It ain’t easy being a vegan.

In today’s prepared food world, always lurking under the surface are additives and preservatives that are very much non-vegan. So how does a vegan survive? Vegan or not, this list contains some cool cooking hacks to expand your culinary knowledge, and when cooking for a vegan. Read more.

 

Shenanigans: Made Up Words – Food Related Edition

Snozzcumber to phizz-whizzing were brought to life by Roald Dahl and clearly sure be used more often.

Snozzcumber to phizz-whizzing were brought to life by Roald Dahl and clearly sure be used more often.

It’s been fifty gloriumptious years since Willy Wonka, the novel, was published. Roald Dahl created an unique world filled with some peculiar and fun to say made up words. In honor of this milestone, here’s just ten of the most swishwiffling words that helped make this iconic story come to life. Read more.

 

News: Fabulously Splendid Ice Cream Desserts

This new cookbook is designed to help you mix and match recipes to create personalized ice cream desserts.

This new cookbook is designed to help you mix and match recipes to create personalized ice cream desserts.

Jeni Britton Bauer is an accomplish chef whose ice cream creations are beyond amazing. In her first cookbook, she brought to life the most tantalizing ice cream to home chefs. Real ice cream at home was able to be achieved. Now, in her latest book, she shows you how freestylin’ with ice cream can lead to some pretty delicious tricks to help your own flare and flavors take flight. Get the book.

 

Entertainment: Chocolate Creations Come to Life

Watch a master with chocolate take a household item and create chocolate flowers.

Watch a master with chocolate take a household item and create chocolate flowers.

Watching someone who excels at their craft is truly awe inspiring. It it no different watching this video as Pierre Gatel for Tasting Table creates chocolate carnations using a paint roller. The world is full of possibilities and imagination. Watch the video. 

 

Legislature: The Most Bizarre Food Laws

It's illegal in Indiana to eat fried chicken with anything but your fingers. Seriously.

It’s illegal in Indiana to eat fried chicken with anything but your fingers. Seriously.

Bizarre laws occur in every state across the good ol’ US of A, but are there really laws stating you can’t eat chicken with anything but your fingers? Or how about laws where brined cucumbers have to bounce to be classified as a pickle? Myth or fact, it sure makes you wonder about how laws come into effect and how food plays a role. Read on.

 

Product: The Ultimate Wedding Gift

The ultimate wedding gift is something that actually gets used. This cutting board would be exactly that.

Typically the best wedding gift is something that gets used. A cutting board for a couple who cooks sure fits the bill.

If you’re like me than you hate buying off registries. Yes it makes sense to why people like registries, it’s because that’s what the person needs and likes, duh. However if you must stray from the list, then go with something cool like a venn diagram cutting board. A useful and thoughtful gift, one of which to be remembered and put to work. Shop now.

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
    June 7, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Loved the chocolate flower video!

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