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Weekly Wrap Up- Molten Lava Cookery & Epic Tea Tattoos

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: Why Potatoes Are Called Spuds

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Slang terms for various items come up over the years. Some easy to understand, some more perplexing such as how the humble potato got the nickname “spud.” But like every good potato, there’s roots in the ground/truth in how its’ nickname came to be. Read more.

 

Tip: Pick the Perfect Melon

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‘Tis the season for all things fresh and delicious. However, there’s nothing more disappointing then looking forward to the freshest produce and ending up with a lack luster imposter. Take a look at these tips so you end up with all you hope to enjoy. Read more.

 

Shenanigans: Molten Lava Cookery

 

B&P Cook Out from robert wysocki on Vimeo.

B&P Cook Out travel to Syracuse, NY to take experiments with lava to a whole new delicious level. Why not grill rib eyes over 2100 degrees Farenheit of lava? Watch now. 

 

News: Former Culinary Students Aren’t Happy

Photo: Getty

Photo: Getty

School is an investment in ones’ future. However, when the cost of school far exceeds what you’ll be making your first few years out of college and debts painstakingly keep adding up, is school really the answer? Here’s the latest in whether or not culinary school is worth it for its students. Read more.

 

Product: Cappuccino Potato Chips

Photo: Lays

Photo: Lays

Travel the world and you’ll find that potato chips are snack foods that define a culture. It’s not in the potatoes themselves, but the crazy, wacky flavors that ensue. Cappuccinos are delicious and all, but do they translate to what America’s taste buds are jones-ing for in a potato chip? Read more.

 

Art: Tea It To Me

Photo: inkah.tumblr.com

Photo: inkah.tumblr.com

Tattoos are permanent pieces of artwork that show a persons’ inner personality on the outside for all to see. Some like it hot, some like it cold….some like it black and white or just plain bold. These tattoos are inspired by individuals’ love for tea and represent who they are as people. View them here.

 

Trends: What’s Hot vs. What’s Not

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Yelp has amassed their data from reviews into a really interesting tool. They’ve taken keywords found in user comments and compiled them together in regional areas to see how cronuts, cupcakes and ramen burgers do for the long haul in terms of trends. 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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