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:
Art: Little People, Big World (of Food)
The great big world of food is vast. There’s thousands of ingredients to include in recipes (and those are just the ones you know about and use). Combine those ingredients with the endless ways to prepare them, and the possibilities are staggering. What’s fun about the artwork from William Kass is his ability to show us the big world of food in another way, as passengers in a culinary backdrop. It’s a big world, but seemingly small when peering through the eyes of a little human. Read more.
Tip: Instant Ice Cream
With temperatures continually rising, it means the desire for ice cream and other cold concoctions is high. Unless of course you’re from New England and you eat ice cream year round. The need for something creamy and dreamy without heating up the kitchen appeals to you in the worst way. However most custard based ice creams take some time to prepare and then you have forever to chill them. Well, no more! Here’s an almost instant tip for some yummy ice cream when you need it most, now! Read more.
Shenanigans: Oh to be a Nerd in Love
When you’re celebrating one of the biggest days in one’s life, one should not lay low and be normal. Oh gosh no! A wedding is great time to let your nerd flag fly high. Actually, any time you get away with it you should show your true self. These wedding cakes celebrate the uniqueness of each couple and why I’m so glad we have freedom of choice among wedding cakes. Read more.
News: Raw Milk Producers Aim to Regulate Themselves
The food world seems to be trending back towards whole food and that which is unaltered. In most cases food producers don’t have any issues, yet those trying to sell raw milk for growing demand are having a tough time of it. Regulation agencies won’t touch the issue of raw milk, so producers themselves are working on trying to regulate their product to help consumers be able to make informed decisions. Read more.
Science: Why Ice Cubes Crack in Drinks?
It may be one of those things you don’t pay much mind to, but for those of us who ponder life’s questions, it may solve a burning quandary in your mind. When you place some ice cubes in drinks, why do they crack and snap? Is there a way to prevent it? Watch the video.
Travel: Oh, Canada!
Ever been to Canada? Perhaps you’re thinking about taking a trip there. Regardless of your “Canadian-visitation” status, one of your goals should be to try all things uniquely Canadian. They have a vast and extremely delicious food culture, won’t you drool with me till you can get yourself there? Learn more.
Product: Self Serve Beer Machines
When would you like your beer? Wouldn’t you like it now? Seems like a no brainer. If we can make dispensable soda pop and wine machines, why not beer too? Minneapolis is on to something. Learn more.