Food News Thursday, November 21

Headlines

Black Widows Found in Supermarket Grapes in Several States – FSN
Insect eating creeps on to Paris menus
 – BBC News
Perk up: Coffee may help blood vessels work better – USA Today
This Gray Sludge Could Change Food Forever – Mashable
Bravo Now Renting ‘Top Chef’ Contestants as Caterers – HR
Fussy eating can make kids fat  – NZ Herald
More bay oysters harvested; officials keep fingers crossed for true rebound – WP

Food for Thought

7 Foods We Should Be Eating But Aren’t – Business Insider
The man who can taste the Tube map – BBC News
Can A Fish Farm Be Organic? That’s Up For Debate – Bay Area Bites
Backpacking Around the Kitchen – More Intelligent Life
A Food Lover’s Guide to Hanukkah – The Kitchn
11 McDonald’s Menu Hacks That Will Change Your Life – LA Weekly
11 things you didn’t know about chip engineering – The Week

Best of the Blogs

A letter from my father – The Merry Gourmet
Cooking for One: It’s Easier (and More Rewarding) Than You Think
 – Summer Tomato
San Francisco Highlights
– Chocolate & Zucchini
How Spoon is Now – Have Cake, Will Travel
The simplest dessert – Emiko Davies

Wine and Spirits

10 Fiercely Local Beers That Define Their Region – Paste
Brangelina’s wine wows ‘Wine Spectator’ – USA Today
Moët & Chandon Finally Introduces Champagne Vending Machine – Grub Street
ZZ’s Clam Bar: NY’s Emerald City of Cocktails – Punch
Drink This Now: New Zealand Rieslings – Saveur
New drinks book “The Architecture of the Cocktail” – Los Angeles Times
Former NY Observer boss to launch wine website  – New York Post

The Business of Food

The Mystery of Butterball’s Too-Skinny Turkeys – Businessweek
Does Chewing Gum Make You Seem More Fun? – Ad Age
Israeli Startup Finds Way to Speed Crop Growth by Thousands of Years
 – Mashable
3 attempts by food companies to court millennials – The Week
McDonald’s: Fast Food Giant To Experiment With Build-Your-Own Burger – TIME

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