From the Department of Tools for Playing With Your Food: Match & Munch sandwich cutters that will turn your kid's PB&J into an interlocking puzzle. The same company also makes Critter Cutters, which transform a sandwich into elephants, dogs, butterflies, and dolphins.
$16.95 for a set of four puzzle shapes at The Spoon Sisters.
In the face of increasing competition from the Tetra-Pak and other containers, makers of glass wine bottles have launched a public relations campaign boosting the benefits of glass.
Scientists have vindicated mothers everywhere who scold their children for eating too fast. Research shows that people consume more calories when they wolf down their food than when they eat at a slower pace.
nan·o·brew·e·ry (noun): A scaled-down microbrewery, often run by a solo entrepreneur, that produces beer in small batches.
in a recent article, the blog Top Fermented highlighted the trend towards nanobreweries, offering this definition: "There’s no good definition, but what seems to be settled upon is that you’re making an amount of beer, per batch, that is considerably less than one would expect from a production brewery: half-barrel or one-barrel systems are common and sometimes even less."
Hess Brewing Company, which calls itself "San Diego's first nanobrewery," puts the total output of nanobreweries at somewhere between 10 and 75 gallons.
A 2009 article on msn.com suggested that nanobrewing has emerged as part of the larger trend in food towards locavorism:
Unlike microbreweries, which are the thriving results of business models, nanobreweries are more entrepreneurial, with their creators doing it either as a high-profile hobby or as a stepping-stone to creating a bigger company. Either way, nanobrewing reflects the impact of neighborhoods, as these mavericks create a brew — and a following — one trench drain, one fermentation tank at a time.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury offers its own rough definition, while reminding budding nanobrewers that no matter how small their beer business, they are subject to federal taxation:
A Greek study has found that olive oil may be substituted in place of margarine and shortenings in cakes without affecting texture, flavor, or aroma.
A Scottish brewery says that it has created the world's strongest beer with its 41% alcohol "Sink the Bismarck."
Is Crushpad's move from San Francisco to Napa Valley a defeat for the concept of the urban winery?
A federal grand jury has indicted former SK Foods owner Frederick Scott Salyer on racketeering and six other counts of corruption for his alleged involvement in a scheme to sell tomato products at inflated prices.