Food News Friday, January 31

Headlines

McDonald’s employee charged in Happy Meal heroin bust  – CNN
Grade Inflation In The Maple Syrup Aisle: Now Everything Is An ‘A’NPR
Medics see rise in ‘healthy eating’ disorder Orthorexia – BBC News
Gradual Exposure to Peanuts May Help Some Allergic Kids – US News
Chocolate Toothpaste and the Rise of WTF Flavors – TIME

Food for Thought

Meet The Cronut’s Humble Offspring: The Doughscuit! – NPR
Sometimes Asparagus Is More Than Asparagus – NYT
Sir Paul won’t stop me eating animals – Telegraph UK
A Milk Mystery: Did Gloomy Weather Make Us Love The Stuff? – NPR
Let them eat cake for breakfast? The latest fad in dieting – Guardian UK
Attention McDonald’s: The People Demand McVeggie – WSJ

Best of the Blogs

Hot Turkey QuesadillasCook Republic
Bourbon & Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies – The Naptime Chef
Food Styling and Photography in Paris – La Tartine Gourmande
Panna cotta with blueberry coulis – Chubby Hubby
Extreme Food Porn Alert: Pancake Orgy – Endless Simmer

Wine and Spirits

Australian wine grape growers being ‘forced into insolvency’ – Decanter
Top 10 Free Wine Apps – Paste
Chinese Wine Region Establishes Classification Modeled on Bordeaux’s – Wine Spectator
The Myth of Sommelier Certification, Debunked – PUNCH
Wine’s 2013 Report Card – Wine Enthusiast
Price Becoming “No. 1 Weapon” in U.S. Wine Market – Wine Searcher

The Business of Food

Hot Sauce Market in U.S. Has Grown 150% Since 2000 – First We Feast
Will Feeding Your Kids Subway More Often Improve Their Health?  – US News
Why People Are Obsessed with Blue Bottle Coffee, Which Just Raised $25M – Business Insider
Super Bowl food prices: Wings are cheaper, but guacamole will cost you – CS Monitor

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