To wrap up the week, a truly amazing food invention (but, um, WHY?), more from the Bacon Files, and a few delectable kid-and-food tidbits you may have missed this week.
For the Cook Who Has Everything (And I Mean, Really, Everything)
My friend Darcy alerted me to this video for a new Japanese gadget which transfers blobs of gooey foods like ketchup or mayo from one place to another while keeping them perfectly intact. I have absolutely no idea why anyone would devote R&D dollars to this device nor what its practical applications might be. I only know that I find the video utterly compelling to watch! (And be sure to be sure to stick around for the part where the blobs are mushed around with a spoon, yet still successfully transferred. Crazy.) [Hat tip: Trend Central]
From the Bacon Files
It wouldn’t be Friday without some bacon. Check out this hilarious flow chart, sent by my friend Gretchen. Apparently all roads lead to bacon.
This Week on TLT’s Facebook Page
Finally, if you haven’t yet “liked” TLT on Facebook, here are just a few of the interesting kid-and-food news stories you missed out on this week:
- A totally cool photo gallery of school lunches around the world, courtesy of a TLT reader.
- Kids at NYC prep schools getting excellent food and nutrition education to boot, and how I feel about it.
- The USDA’s plans to audit food service management companies to see if they’re failing to pass on to school districts rebates from big food manufacturers. Hmm, what will those audits turn up?
- Eat Dinner.org on how the simple act of cooking and breaking bread together can change the world.
- A speech from Prince Charles on sustainable food – love that HRH is passionate about this topic!
- What Mark Bittman thinks about the new guidelines on advertising food to kids (hint: he and I are in complete agreement)
- More bad news for Jamie Oliver’s low-rated “Food Revolution” series and the skinny on his relationship with Los Angeles schools.
Now, wouldn’t you rather have all that news — along with every Lunch Tray post and stimulating reader interaction — delivered fresh daily to your Facebook news feed? Why, of course you would! Just hit “Like” and it’s done! (Or become a TLT Tweep here).
Have a great weekend, everyone! More Lunch Tray on Monday. . . .