Just a few articles I want to point out that I think are noteworthy.
Kellogg Foods to Phase Out Children’s Marketing Campaign In pursuit of leading children to eat better and think about eating healthier Kellogg’s is phasing out its advertising campaign aimed at children.
"Kellogg also announced that it would stop using licensed characters or branded toys to promote foods unless the products meet the nutrition guidelines."
Good for them....Tucan Sam was reported as saying:
"What am I gonna do now?! I have three brats to feed, and they dont even like Fruit Loops!"
(Just kidding... Tucan Sam has yet to comment.)
Pixar Keeps It Real. Pixar studies sent staff members to follow around chefs like Thomas Keller in preparation for their upcoming movie Ratatouille. I was excited to see this movie to begin with (Much like how I love the chef scene in Little Mermaid ..ok maybe ive said to much) but now with seeing this article I’m really excited.
Mr. Keller, who has lent his name to a companion children’s cookbook for the film and is the voice of a restaurant patron, helped guide the culinary education of the Pixar team and subsequently became friends with Mr. Lewis, the producer.
The chef’s handiwork is most evident in the final dish, the one on which the entire plot hangs. The dish is the movie’s namesake, and needs to be so special it will impress the restaurant critic.
Mr. Keller cooked a fancy layered version of ratatouille called confit byaldi. “We had to think about what would make the food transformed,” Mr. Keller said. “What would transport him back to his childhood in a Proustian sort of way.”
Foie Gras Ban Upheld In Chicago
sigh... How I wish these people would just go away. Now for the record I’ve had Foie Gras (Goose Liver) twice in my life. While not a big fan of it, I respect its many and diverse uses. To make matters worse, the activist movement to ban Foie entirely has reached Philly, where these people see fit to stand outside respectable places of business and protest..often making diners very uncomfortable.