Weekly Media Mix: World's Longest Sushi; Olive Garden's Pesto Problem; and Chinese Cheese

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Some of the week's biggest food and drink stories
Weekly Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

Weekly Media Mix

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

• Olive Garden's field tests reveal that gnocchi, pesto, and capers never fare well with their clientele because they are unfamiliar. [WSJ]

• Ladurée of macaron fame is now launching a makeup line in February, releasing blush lines first in Japan, then Europe, then America. [WWD]

Shame of the Week
• A "celebrity" blogger from Norway posted an angry rant on YouTube about the butter shortage, going viral and spawning parodies. [NY Mag]

World Records
• Russian chefs rolled a sushi roll more than a mile and a half long, taking 60 chefs and 15 hours to complete. [Eater]

• Rubing cheese from the Yunnan province of China proves that the country can do dairy. [Food Republic]

• Italian researchers reported that eating less could potentially keep brains young. [NYDN]

• A global flavor map shows that North American cuisines combine chemically similar flavors (milk, cocoa, vanilla) while East Asian chefs combine chemically different ingredients (shrimp, soy, ginger, lemon). [NPR]

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