Average Servings Getting Larger and More News

In today's Media Mix, a look at 'Spinning Plates,' plus Pat LaFrieda's upcoming cookbook

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Serving sizes have changed drastically from 20 years ago.

Check out these headlines you may have missed.

Average Serving Size: A new study found that serving sizes for the most part have increased, with most prepackaged foods more than 39 percent larger than 20 years ago on average. Tortellini and milk chocolate bars, however, are exempt. [Food Navigator]

Man Traded Wedding Ring for Beer: Apparently back in the 1950s, John Druken traded his wedding ring for a pint of beer, because "at closing time that last beer looks better than all the rest." He's still married. [ABC News]

'Spinnng Plates': A review of the documentary starring Grant Achatz of Alinea and Next. [Chicago Tribune]

Pat LaFrieda's New Cookbook: New York's favorite meat man has announced a debut cookbook titled Meat: Everything There Is to Know. [Eater]

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