Weekly Media Mix: Pizza Potpie; Recreating 100-Year-Old Scotch; and Profitable Beer Pong

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Some of the week's biggest food and drink stories
Weekly Media Mix: Pizza Potpie; Recreating 100-Year-Old Scotch; and Profitable Beer Pong

The Daily Byte's Weekly Media Mix rounds up the week's big food stories.

Industry
• With all the New Year's resolutions, January is one of the biggest months for fast-food bargains. [USA Today]

Restaurants
• Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. is dishing out pizza potpies, a mix between "spaghetti Bolognese and pizza." [Chicago Tribune]

Shame of the Week
• 385 pounds of caviar (including some illegal black caviar) were found in a Russian hospital morgue, in a refrigerated space where cadavers are supposed to be kept. [AP]

Celebrities
• Julia Child's kitchen exhibit at the Smithsonian is being dismantled this Sunday, returning over the summer in a larger exhibit about the way we ate in the 20th century. [Washington Post]

Health
• Studies show that calories alone, not protein intake, affect body fat increases. [Food Navigator]

Booze
• A college graduate won $50,000 for winning the seventh annual World Series of Beer Pong. [NY Post]
• Scientists have recreated the scotch that Ernest Shackleton drank, which has been preserved in Antarctica since 1907. [PopSci]

Fashion
• BabyCakes' Erin McKenna chats with fashion photographer Garance Doré about her previous fashion experience, her love of waitressing, and how she started her budding business. [Garance Doré]

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