Food In The News: Lion Meat, Happy Meals and Mario Batali
Gross! Arizona Restaurant Tries To Sell Lion Meat Burger – Animal lovers beware. A small Arizona restaurant announced plans to offer lion burgers this week as part of a World Cup promotion. Then things went haywire, the worst consequence being a bomb threat. Check out this news story if you have a tough stomach.
Of Course Kids Think Cartoon-Packaged Food Tastes Better – Forty children conducted a taste test of fruit snacks, graham crackers and baby carrots. One piece of food came from a plain package, and the other came from a similar package that had a cartoon character on the front. Even though both packages contaiend the same snack bran, the children thought the food with the cartoon packages tasted better.
They’re Not Loving It! McDonald’s Faces Happy Meal Lawsuit – The Center for Science in the Public Interest said that the McDonalds plastic promotions of the new “Shrek” movie tempt children into McDonald’s restaurant, where the kids will probably order food that is high in calories, fat and salt. The organization wants to sue McDonalds if the toys are not removed.
New Taste For Goldfish – Those popular Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers have a new sweet taste. Dubbed Goldfish Grams, these crackers/cookies come in five new varieties: Vanilla, Cinnamon, S’mores Adventures, Chocolate and Honey. Check out the taste test over at Serious Eats.
Mario Batali and his New Cookbook – Mario Batali spoke to the Chicago Tribune about his new cookbook “Molto Gusto,” which emphasizes vegetables. He’s starting to eat better, and the cookbook reflects that lifestyle switch. The book features many pizza, pasta, antipasti, salads and gelato recipes.