Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: August 17, 2015

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news

Welcome to The Daily Meal’s Daily Dish, where we highlight what’s hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink.

Today’s first course?

Forget bringing your own bottle to the restaurant, you may need to start bringing your own crayons for the kids! The use of asbestos, which has been identified as a carcinogen, is illegal under federal law for building and construction materials, but evidently not crayons.

Since many family-friendly restaurants that give out crayons to youngsters often use off-brand, as in not Crayola, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is urging restaurants everywhere to tread cautiously.

Watch Out: The Crayons That Come with Your Local Restaurant’s Kids Menu Could Contain Asbestos

When it comes to plates and utensils, size does matter and in fact may distort your senses of feeling full. The Journal of Consumer Research’s recent study concluded that “people do not have clear internal cues about the appropriate quantity to consume,” so make sure the next time you’re at a restaurant the size of their plates or utensils don’t dictate how much you do or do not eat.

Plate and Utensil Sizes Affect How Much People Think They Should Eat, Study Says

According to another study published by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut, researchers found that African-American children and teenagers are 70 percent more likely to see food-related television commercials than Caucasians and therefore become a target for unhealthy, sugary foods and drinks.

Hispanic and African-American Children Are Target Audiences for Junk Food TV Commercials, Study SaysAccording to another study published by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut, researchers found that African-American children and teenagers are 70 percent more likely to see food-related television commercials than Caucasians and therefore become a target for unhealthy, sugary foods and drinks.

Things are getting heated in the celebrity chef world outside of the Kitchen. While on his stand-up comedic tour, Anthony bourdain fired shots at fellow celebrities chefs, insinuating that they lacked talent in the kitchen. The Drama doesn’t end there, Alton Brown fired back defending himself and his colleagues asking “When was the last time you saw Anthony Bourdain actually cook anything?” It isn’t all bad though, Brown did say he had tremendous respect for Bourdain’s writing and has always enjoyed working with him.  

Alton Brown Responds to Anthony Bourdain’s Mocking Comments Toward Food Network Stars

And that’s the daily dish. Stop by tomorrow for another helping

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