Weekly Media Mix: Tofurkey, Texas; a Reagan-Era Turkey; and 2-Year-Old Drinks Sake
The Daily Byte's Weekly Media Mix rounds up the week's big food stories.
• IHOP is moving in on the fast-casual trend with a self-service IHOP Express in San Diego that has fast, portable items and healthier options. [USA Today]
• PETA wants Turkey, Texas, to change its name to Tofurkey, Texas. [CNN]
• Deal web site LivingSocial is starting up a regular food delivery service in D.C., as well as “LivingSocial Room Service,” which is a high-class food delivery service with “white glove delivery” from top restaurants. [TechCrunch]
Shame of the Week
• A chef at an Ohio Japanese steakhouse poured sake into a 2-year-old’s mouth. [Daily Mail]
• One New York Times reader asks if a frozen Butterball wrapped in a Reagan-era newspaper is still good. Yikes! [NYT]
• If Americans continue current health trends, 83 percent of men and 72 percent of women will be overweight or obese by 2020. [NPR]
• Sour candy is as bad as battery acid when it comes to dental health. [Gizmodo]
• Alice Waters finds organic food aplenty in China, except for organic duck. [WSJ]
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