Bits and pieces: Chocolate milk, Chef Boyardee and other food news from the web, 5.16.11

  • Chef Boyardee of the canned Italian food brand was a real guy, and one of his relatives has written an Italian cookbook. (Time)
  • There’s a war going on in our schools. Public enemy number one – chocolate milk. (Huffington Post)
  • Want to help Japanese disaster relief efforts? Drink some sake (not that I really needed a reason). (The Kitchn)
  • A Wisconsin man is about to eat his 25,000th Big Mac. That wasn’t a typo. (Fond du Lac Reporter)

Bits and pieces: Wisconsin protest pizza, cafeteria trays and other food news from the web, 2.22.11

Pizza - the official food of protest.
  • Is Madison, Wisconsin the next Cairo, Egypt? Maybe not, but protestors in the Middle East and others from across the world are reaching out to demonstrators in Madison by buying pizza for protesters at the state Capitol. The protesters are about to enter their second week of demonstrating their opposition to the Wisconsin governor’s plan to cut benefits and change collective bargaining rules for most state public employees. (Politico, Reuters)


  • I’m not a fan of  loud chewers, but this is extreme. A man in Latvia was shot to death for eating his popcorn too loudly while watching the movie Black Swan. (The Telegraph)


  • Here’s one from Jenna Johnson, a reporter with whom I interned with at the Washington Post: Colleges are starting to get rid of cafeteria trays in an effort to cut back on the amount of food that co-eds are wasting. (Washington Post)


  • Get to know the folks who deliver your food. They could save your life. (Gawker, WMCTV)


  • In international news, the people of North Korea are starving, but there is serious international concern that aid is not reaching the people who need it most. How should other countries help? Or should they help at all? (Washington Post)