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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: November 23, 2015

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
The Daily Dish 11.23.15

Today on The Daily Dish: modified super salmon, Ketchup leather, and the new Oreo Churro

Today’s first course?

FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Salmon for Consumption, Labeling Not Required

In what’s already being called a historic decision, the FDA has approved the first genetically modified animal for consumption – a salmon that’s engineered by a company called AquaBounty Technologies. The fish, known as the AquAdvantage salmon, is a modified form of the Atlantic salmon that can grow to market size in half the time as a non-engineered, farmed salmon.

The fish will take at least two more years to reach consumers, though some major supermarkets, like Kroger and Safeway, have already pledged not to sell the genetically modified salmon. National chains like Trader Joes and Whole Foods also say they won’t carry the fish.

Is Ketchup Leather the Solution to Soggy Burger Buns?

If you’re a ketchup fan, listen up. Do you hate when when you slather your favorite condiment all over a juicy burger and the buns get too soggy? Well, one restaurant in Los Angeles thinks it has the solution: it’s called ketchup leather. Plan Check, an American restaurant in Los Angeles, has invented dehydrated ketchup that looks like fruit leather, but is actually made of dehydrated tomato paste, soy sauce, garlic, and spices. Once the ketchup square is laid on the beef patty, it melts and rehydrates itself, becoming that viscous tomato paste we all know and love. No word yet on if it’ll be making an appearance at your favorite restaurant in the near future.

Oreo Churros: Yes They’re Real, and Here’s How You Can Snag Some

If Oreo’s couldn’t get any better – well, they just did. This newest cookie innovation is not just a different flavor, it’s an entirely new Oreo… In fact, it’s the Oreo Churro, and it’s now available in your freezer isle. They have the shape and consistency of the traditional churro and are filled with Oreo crème. Pop them in the oven or microwave for a highly caloric adventure for your taste buds and arteries. The Oreo Churros are available at most grocery chains, movie theaters, and sports venues around the country in both the traditional 10’ churro size and churro bites, in case you want to cut down on the snacks (though we’re not sure if you’d have the willpower).

 

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