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Bring in the komatsuna; Power of hedonic eating; Another burger chain

Reported by http://online.wsj.com: Scientists are using sophisticated brain-imaging technology to understand how the lure of delicious food can overwhelm the body’s built-in mechanism to regulate hunger and fullness, what’s called “hedonic” versus “homeostatic” eating. … One thing is clear: Obese people react much more hedonistically to sweet, fat-laden food in the pleasure and reward circuits … Continue reading

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Let them eat ‘pake;’ EU tolerates camel’s milk; 12 million breakfasts

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff. Reported by http://www.thisiswhyyourefat.com: Click on this site to see a “pake,” a pie inside a cake. It’s a lemon-vanilla cake with blueberry preserves, strawberry pie, and cream cheese frosting. Reported by http://www.telegraph.co.uk: It tastes salty, … Continue reading

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Bacon hot dogs delight; roasted marrow bones; quickservice vs fast casual

Reported by tastingtable.com: Ryan Farr, the butcher at San Francisco’s 4505 Meats, has created his take on classic ballpark franks but with the unconventionally delicious addition of bacon. Farr uses a blend of natural chicken, beef and pork for his dogs, finishing them with bits of Niman Ranch bacon. He precooks the hotdogs in a … Continue reading

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2010 Food Trends: Kombucha addicts suffer; “burger jaw” cases increase

Reported by http://www.dailycamera.com: When Emily Renwick took a recent trip to Ideal Market in north Boulder (CO) to satisfy her fermented tea craving, the 27-year-old self-proclaimed “kombucha tea addict” instead was greeted with an empty shelf. After frantically searching grocery stores throughout Boulder, a store clerk at Whole Foods informed her that kombucha had been … Continue reading

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Extra virgin wieners; Singing servers leave bad taste; Organic less important

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff. Reported by http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/: Barbecues may see a healthier sausage this summer as Spanish scientists show that pork fat may be replaced by emulsified olive oil without changing the taste of the hot dog. An olive … Continue reading

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The First Foodies influence; social media & restaurants

Reported by http://francetoday.com/articles/2010/07/07/the_new_auberge.html: “My sea bass carpaccio in two sauces—foamy buttermilk and orange-and-apricot coulis-was served with roasted and raw asparagus and a salad of mustard cress and nasturtiums; it was as pretty to contemplate as it was delicious to eat. A terrine of tête de cochon was brilliantly garnished with fava beans and lemon-marinated squid … Continue reading

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NIBBLES: Boy food, girl food? Banana ice cream with bacon peanut brittle; Kombucha fallout

Reported by Riddhi Shah at http://www.salon.com: So what is it with certain foods (and drinks) getting the boys vs. girls treatment? There may be a few male stars — like Joaquin Phoenix and Tobey Maguire — who are vegetarians, and women may be joining the ranks of bloody-aproned butchers, but in the American consciousness, real … Continue reading

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A Blog’s Year: 145 posts, halal foie gras and reverse sperification

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff. Nibbles is now a year old. That’s 10 years in blog years. The blog had 5,665 total views of 145 posts that had 434 tags. The Top 10 search terms that brought readers to the … Continue reading

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Celebrate American pie’s multicultural origins on July 4

When you say that something is “as American as apple pie,” what you’re really saying is that the item came to this country from elsewhere and was transformed into a distinctly American experience. “We may have taken (apple pie) to our hearts, but it is neither our invention nor even indigenous to our country. In … Continue reading

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Edible greetings; The secret is onion sandwiches; R.I.P. Big ‘N’ Tasty; Well-done defense

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff (www.johnlehndorff.com) Reported by the Associated Press: American Greetings Corp. on Monday announced the launch of Tasties, a line of cards that come with dissolvable flavor strips meant to be eaten by the recipients. The Cleveland-based … Continue reading

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FOOD TRENDS: Salmon vodka; tipping for takeout; stovetop of the future; E=Mc-Nugget

Reported by http://www.boston.com: The release of Alaska Smoked Salmon Flavored Vodka comes about a year after the Seattle-based Black Rock Spirits introduced a bacon-flavored vodka. Both savory spirits were intended to complement Bloody Marys, but are finding wider uses among mixologists. Reported by http://www.chow.com/stories/12199 You should tip for takeout, because filling your order takes work. … Continue reading