The Science of Junk Food and More News

In today's Media Mix, Richard Blais chats about Burger Lab, plus English whiskey may be on the rise

The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

Science of Junk Food: While market research helps companies figure out what other products the world needs, two magic ingredients always help: sugar and salt. [NY Times]

English Whiskey vs. Scotch: London's first distillery in more than 100 years is planning on producing single malt whiskey, experimenting with other woods to see how non-oak casks affect the flavor. [NPR]

Curtis Duffy Profile: A fascinating look at the life of the Chicago chef. [Chicago Tribune]

Revel Filing for Bankruptcy: Less than a year after their grand opening, the Atlantic City casino/restaurant haven is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. [USA Today]


Richard Blais Q&A: Here's an interview with the Top Chef winner, now the star of new YouTube series "Burger Lab". [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]