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Weekly Wrap Up – Food Tribute to Robin Williams & Food Miracles

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:

Inspiration: Tiny Food Miracles

Photo: The Kitchn

Photo: The Kitchn

Picture this, you’re putting away dinner and everything just happens to fit into the first container you pull out. Tiny food miracle for the win! There are so many little instances that can make us smile in the kitchen why not find additional inspiration around you, and read more?

 

Tribute: Robin Williams’ Best Food Moments

The recent loss of Robin Williams has affected countless people who were touched by his spirit personally, or through the characters he portrayed. Paying homage to the wonderful actor, comedian, and person he was, it’s fitting we should relive his finest moments involving food. Watch now.

 

Tip: How Long Are Opened Condiments Good For?

Photo: The Kitchn

Photo: The Kitchn

If you’re like me, then you have entire refrigerator door and specific dedicated shelf space for “non-perishable” condiments. It’s so fun collecting all these little dips and sauces to enhance one’s meal! But as your collection grows, many will sadly be forgotten. And it begs the question, just how long are they all good for once opened? Read more.

 

News: Russia’s Ban on Food Imports

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As political climates escalate in Russia, the country has ceased all imports from Western countries for the next year. The ban includes all imports of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, milk, and milk products from the U.S, as well as the European Union, Australia, Norway, and Canada. What else does this mean? Read more.

 

Science: Cooking a Frozen Steak

Photo: Cooks Illustrated

Photo: Cooks Illustrated

There’s nothing like getting home late to realize you never thawed out your meat. Your options then include a microwave which will probably par cook it, or a lukewarm water bath. But now you have a third and supposedly more tasty option, cook your steaks directly from their frozen state. Watch now.

 

Product: Shirts for People Who Love Food

Photo: Zazzle.com

Photo: Zazzle.com

Love food, or just plain obsessed with? Then look no further than this glorious list of t-shirts that directly coincide with how you feel about food. No one else may get you, but who pears? Read more.

 

Eating Out: The Most Insanely Unhealthy Meals

Photo: cspinet.org

Photo: cspinet.org

Be aware Americans, cleaning your entire plate may not only be an entire’s day worth of calories when eating out, it could be as much as double that in some of our fine establishments. 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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