Read Up On It – For June 29th, 2012
A few weeks ago, we told you about how Two If By Sea’s Zane Kelsall was in the running for a $100,000 grant to start up his own coffee roasting business. Well, on Monday, it was announced that he did indeed get the grant. Congratulations! (Via CBC)
- Speaking of coffee, a D.C blogger explains an exchange between themselves and a barista, who refused to make an iced coffee with espresso, claiming that it would “shock” it. The HuffPo even picked up on it.
- I love having fresh citrus juices. But I hate juicing citrus. Could an insertable spray nozzle be the solution? (Via NYT)
- Remember when butter was a bad word? Well, if that was still the case, it seems like we all like to say bad words, and pay for it too. Butter sales are up. (via Advertising Age)
- Speaking of things going up, did you know that in 1955, a McDonald’s soft drink was 7 ounces? Today’s a child’s size is 12. You can also get an 128 oz drink at 7-Eleven. Mother Jones looks into the insanity that is supersizing sodas.
- The city of Richmond, B.C., has recently hired a food blogger to write about eating and living in Richmond. To write every day, about what she eats in Richmond. The Globe And Mail catches up with her.
- Gilt Taste launched an app. I can’t afford to buy anything on it, but the recipes, many of them by Ruth Reichl, are pretty damn awesome. The NYT looks into it.
- And Fuschia Dunlop recently wrote a great piece for the Financial Times about Shaoxing. She’s not writing about wine, however. She’s writing about fermented foods, like stinky tofu and rotten amaranth.