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Weekly Wrap Up- Pans of the Future & Surge’s Comeback

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:

Tip: Cooking Tips Circa 1920

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

Staring into the looking glass of our past, much of how things were done could be laughable, and seemingly downright preposterous. But when you think of this period being before aluminum foil or when dixie cups were plentiful, it’s no wonder how some of these tips came to be. Can we learn something from our ancestors? I bet so! Read more.


Art: The Finest in Butter Sculpting


From sculpting chocolate to buttery artistry, one couple travel the fair circuits and various other events to showcase their mastery of art through a food medium. While fascinating to see what they come up with, I keep thinking that’s a lot of cookies someone is going to have to make to use up all that butter. Read more.


Info: To Dimple or Not to Dimple? That is the Question.

Photo: The Kitchn

Photo: The Kitchn

Burger connoisseurs will swear by dimpling, while others will simply tell you to create wells in the center. If someone could just do a side by side comparison of different techniques to see which burger stayed the flattest and kept their shape, that would be just ducky. Oh wait, that’s exactly what this is! Read more.


Technology: Flared Pans Are the Pan of the Future

Photo: Lakeland

Photo: Lakeland

From a jet engine builder, to the man who invented the pan of the future, Dr. Thomas Povey is doing good in the world. As an inventor and professor at Oxford, he’s created a pan that boils liquid faster and saves 40% more energy. To see it go mainstream is certainly an accomplishment for him and us!  Read more.


News: Surge is Back



If you haven’t heard the latest news that 90’s cult classic, Surge, a caffeinated carbonated beverage is back, then where have you been? For a limited time only, try it for the first time or relive your favorite 90’s memories one sip at a time. Read more.


Product: Operate Your Stove….With Your Phone


Ever worry about leaving your oven on while you’re gone or turning it on when you’re out running errands in order to time dinner perfectly? Well, today is a new day with such technology at your fingertips (courtesy of your phone and stove manufacturers everywhere). Learn more.


Science: A Melting Moment in Research

Photo: Bloomberg News

Photo: Bloomberg News

The world of chocolate has been abuzz with clearly what consumers are demanding, a chocolate that can withstand higher temperatures. Stay abreast of the research and companies vying to be the first to mass produce such a fantastic idea. 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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