Bits and pieces, 5.3.10

  • Remember those high-fructose-corn-syrup-isn’t-really-that-bad commercials? The TV spots from the Corn Refiners Association has produced “a swell of mainstream opposition” resulting in spoof videos, complaining customers and the elimination of high fructose corn syrup in many popular foods, according to the New York Times. (story)
  • Everybody’s acting like the KFC Double Down is a sign of the apocalypse. But according to the Web site Geekologie, there are lots of other fast-food choices that put the cholesterol count and fat content of the Double Down to shame. Who would’ve ever thought that a Panera sandwich is the equivalent of one and a half Double Downs? (chart)
  • I feel like a dork when I take out my iPhone and snap a few picks of my meal for the blog. Apparently, I’m not alone in my dorkdom. The LA Times discusses how foodie bloggers have created a big headache for chefs in SoCal. (story)
  • The James Beard Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving America’s culinary heritage and diversity, announced its annual award winners via Twitter Monday. These awards are considered “the Oscars of food world.” (winners)

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