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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: April 7, 2016

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
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After Successful Petition, Wheaties to Feature Openly Gay Olympian Greg Louganis on Box

Greg Louganis, the four-time gold medal diver who dominated the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics as well as a number of world diving championships, will finally be featured on his own Wheaties box after decades of being overlooked. In 1995, Louganis revealed in his autobiography that he had tested positive for HIV in 1988, an admission that caused him to lose the majority of his corporate sponsorships, with the exception of Speedo.

Louganis’ admission was also controversial because of a significant head injury that occurred during the 1988 Games which exposed other divers to his blood in the pool, though HIV/AIDS researchers clarified it posed no risk to others. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Louganis graciously noted that the recognition from Wheaties was even more significant now, after decades of social progress.

Cookie-Inspired Doughnuts Have Arrived at Krispy Kreme

Iconic doughnut chain Krispy Kreme's latest limited-time offerings are cookie-inspired, and they’re here through May 15. The lineup features three cookie-themed doughnuts: Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Oreo Cookies and Kreme; and Oreo Chiller, a cookie blended beverage. To read a complete description of the new doughnut’s and what’s inside them – check out this story in the Eat/Dine channel

Restaurant Owner Installs Outdoor Fridge to Feed the Hungry

One restaurant owner in India has taken a unique approach to helping to fight food waste. Mine Pauline decided to install a fully functional refrigerator outside the second location of her restaurant, Pappadavada, after several firsthand experiences of seeing hungry people taking food out of the trash. The fridge is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is always unlocked. Pauline’s fridge has been well-received by the local community, and it’s stocked with somewhere between 200 and 300 portions of food per day, which is typically gone by the same evening.

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