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Weekly Wrap Up- Using Offices Supplies in the Kitchen & Pasta Cooking Hacks

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: One Minute Pasta Cooking Hack

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When you’re out at a restaurant, do you suppose most places boil water and pasta specifically for you? In an ideal world, yes, yes they do. But in the world of instant gratification, here’s what many places do and what you should consider doing to get dinner ready that much quicker. Read more.

 

Tip: Reuse Office Supplies in Your Kitchen

Photo: The Kitchn

Photo: The Kitchn

Have you ever thought that the endless junk drawer at work, or the sad looking office yard sale section could be your key to organizational genius? Consider the folder sorter, clunky and seemingly only good for one purpose. That is until you set it on its side. Now you can stack pots and pans to utilize space in your cupboards you never knew you had. Lightbulb! Read more.

 

Education: An Edible Education

 

Edible Education 101: “Corporations and the Food Movement” by Jack Sinclair, Jib Ellison & Michael Pollan from The Edible Schoolyard Project on Vimeo.

This fall the School of Journalism at UC Berkeley is offering a 13-week course called Edible Education: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement. It’s purpose is to provide a forum to explore the many aspects and challenges that the so-called food movement is facing as it works to change and reform our industrial food system. Some amazing speakers and a great lineup should make for an incredible time! View the videos here.

 

Product: How Cast Iron Skillets are Made

Photo: The Kitchn

Photo: The Kitchn

Strength, durability and classic cooking in one of the most iconic forms. Yes, that’s right, we’re talking cast iron skillets! But have you ever wondered how they were made and what makes them so special? Come along for the ride and let’s all learn something about a Tennessee tradition.  Read more.

 

News: White Chocolate Labeling Crackdown

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What classifies a product as natural? How about what is true white chocolate? The FDA and other regulatory bodies are responsible for monitoring how companies use certain labels and terms. This week, it’s Ghirardelli who is under fire for possibly misleading consumers in their white chocolate products category.  Read more.

 

Shenanigans: The Great Chocolate Donut Mystery

 

 

Gotta love kids and their antics, especially when it involves chocolate donuts. Watch 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.

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