Brian Sheehan dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Monday, May 23, 2016.
Today’s first course?
When she was pregnant with her first child, Luna, Chrissy Teigen’s friends and family all told her, “Enjoy cooking now, because when the baby is born, you’ll never want to cook again.” Now that Luna Simone Stephens is just about a month old, the model and cookbook author (Cravings: Recipes for All the Foods You Want to Eat) finds that cooking is the best way to unwind with her husband, musician John Legend. The Daily Meal spoke with Teigen about her tips for new moms who want to cook healthy, as well as some insider info on the snazzy soirées the Legend family throws for A-list celebrities.Check out the complete story in the News in Brief section.
We’ve all seen the disturbing footage of marine wildlife getting caught in the plastic rings that soda and beer six-packs come in. But one brewery has a solution to beer packaging that won’t actually ruin our oceans: biodegradable, edible six-pack rings. Saltwater Brewery in Florida created 100 percent decomposable six-pack rings made from wheat and barley waste from the beer-making process. Fish and marine wildlife can eat the “plastic” without being harmed or, if it’s left alone, it will dissolve and not harm the delicate environment.
The makers of Garigari-kun, one of the most popular ice creams in Japan, have released a television commercial to apologize for having to do the unthinkable — raise the price of the ice cream bar by 10 yen, or nine cents, for the first time in 25 years. For most developed nations, a single price increase in a quarter century would hardly be an issue. In Japan’s stagnant economy, however, a nation of consumers wary of parting with their money, coupled with declining exports, an extra nine cents can be wrought with meaning. Japan’s biggest issue has been deflation, which has caused both businesses and individual consumers to save instead of spend, contributing less to the economy overall, and forcing businesses to downsize and make cuts.
That’s today’s daily dish, thanks for watching. Stop by tomorrow for another helping.