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Weekly Wrap Up- Chocolate Fried Chicken & Computers That Do the Cooking

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: What Horses Taught Me About My Own Diet

Aside from being cute, managing horses can teach a person a lot about life. Including me and reflecting on my dietary choices.

Managing horses can teach a person a lot about life. This includes some lessons as it concerns personal dietary choices.

This article may be far fetched, but yours truly wrote it. Would you expect anything less? From my days managing horses I learned some valuable lessons as it relates to my diet and food choices. Weird, but true and worth learning yourself. Read more.

 

News: The End to Kitchen Nightmares

If you have nightmares of Gordon Ramsay tearing apart your restaurant or business plan, then you're in luck.

If you have nightmares of Gordon Ramsay tearing apart your restaurant or business plan, then you’re in luck.

Oh how I wish this storyline were true as it relates to pots boiling over, things exploding and recipes flopping. Sadly, it does not. It’s the end of Gordon Ramsay’s era regarding the show Kitchen Nightmares.  Read more.

 

Shenanigans: Chocolate Fried Chicken

Will the crazy chocolate combinations ever stop?

Will the crazy chocolate combinations ever stop? Photo: Dean Karr

No this isn’t a gimmick. It’s a real “HUH?” moment. And you know what? It got me to read more and possibly even want to try said fried chicken coated in cocoa powder. I’m quite glad that the chef didn’t opt to dip it in melted chocolate because that doesn’t sound good. This take on fried chicken however has me curious. How about you? Read more.

 

Tip: Multiple Uses for a Stick Blender

Every kitchen gadget deserves to be used for more than just it's one intended purpose.

Every kitchen gadget deserves to be used for more than just it’s one intended purpose.

I collect kitchen gadgets like it’s going out of style. Many times trying to justify why I need said gadget when I have no possible storage space left. However, the stick blender is a miraculous thing. I originally bought it to blend my soups, and then it turned into a smoothie stick. Now the Kitchn has five more uses making this tool way more valuable in the kitchen. Read more.

 

Science: Let the Computer Do the Cooking

A new age may mean the wife is replaced for a computer (in the kitchen).

A new age may mean the wife is replaced for a computer (in the kitchen).

As computers seem to be taking over the world, we may find ourselves with a new frontier of possibilities. Like the Jetson’s family home which pumps out culinary creations, this technology may be right around the corner. Learn about how computers are gaining cognitive cooking skills in the kitchen, and what sorts of meals they’re creating. Read more.

 

Product: Snow Cone Maker

Kid friendly, high temperature friendly and more importantly booze friendly, this machine may be the next best thing. Photo: OutwithMommy

Kid friendly, high temperature friendly and more importantly, booze friendly, this machine should be your next ‘must have.’ Photo: OutwithMommy

This monster of a machine has some real promise. Not only can it provide relief from soaring temperatures, but may even be able to give your kids a purpose while they’re out of school. With the Waring Snow Cone Machine your kids and you might be the coolest household on the block. Learn more.

 

Travel: Ratatouille Themed Park

As July 10th inches ever closer, those who are fans of Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille, Disney themed parks, or food in general will appreciate Disney’s latest attraction. Opening at Disneyland Paris, a themed ride where you learn what it’s like to be a rat in a kitchen, dine according to inspirations from the movie, and walk around what would be a neighborhood of Paris, it’s all possible. Learn 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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