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Weekly Wrap Up- Drool Worthy Food Items & The Life of a Farmer

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:

Science: The Chemistry of Cookies 

 

 

Baking is all about precision, it’s science hard at work to create delicious results. Learn more about the how’s and why’s. Watch now.

 

Info: So You Want to Be a Farmer…

Photo: Modern Farmer

Photo: Modern Farmer

Many individuals in stressful day jobs dream of a simpler life filled with chickens, endless greenery and dirty hands. It’s an admirable and wonderful dream, God knows we need more farmers! But dreaming and doing are two different things, so some farmers banded together and brought you their advice to take dreams and make them a reality.  Read more.

 

Shenanigans: Food on Instagram vs. Real Life

Real Life:

Photo: Alisha Vargas / Flickr: alishav

Photo: Alisha Vargas / Flickr: alishav

Instagram:

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Food plated and photographed to be showcased on blogs and Instagram is meticulously crafted, prepped and lighted to entice and entrance. Food in real life….there’s a stark and laughable difference at times. Read more.

 

News: Price of Butter Set to Rise

Photo: The Kitchn

Photo: The Kitchn

Right now many of us are seeing the effects of supply and demand as it relates to everyday ingredients. All driven by what consumers want vs. what’s available, chocolate, beef and now even butter are being affected in ways we’re only beginning to comprehend. Read more.

 

Gadget: Testing for Allergens on the Go

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Coming soon- a tech company is designing “affordable” devices that will allow users to quickly test if a food has allergens. This is huge for restauranteurs and diners alike. Read more.

 

Drool Worthy: Mac ‘N Cheese Bread Cone

Photo: disneyfoodblog.com

Photo: disneyfoodblog.com

There is nothing quite like carb overload, and this post is no different. Prepare for intense hunger pains starting after the click. Read more.

 

Product: Magnetic Glass Cleaner

Photo: The Kitchn

Photo: The Kitchn

Ever had some very delicate glassware that is sadly suffering from stains or crud deposits of some sort? With this fancy and ever clever magnetic scrubber, glassware can be cleaned up in no time even when previous attempts have thwarted you. 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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