Read Up On It For September 21st, 2012
This week’s Read Up On It delves into the wonders of fermentation, Nova Scotia wine, and “microwave popcorn lung”. Check out this week’s tasty tidbits.
- First, something a little absurd. A man in the U.S. has been awarded $7 million USD for damages caused by inhaling the fumes from microwave popcorn. He was diagnosed with “microwave popcorn lung.” And of course, this story comes from Gawker.
- The Coast has devoted a lot of space to Nova Scotia’s wine industry in this week’s issue. Stories about changes in laws on liquor laws, Wolfville’s “Winery Bus“, and the buzz about bubbles coming from Benjamin Bridge.
- Speaking of bevvies, the Globe and Mail talks about a recent interest in fruit brandies.
- Maclean’s is putting out a special edition issue all about “Canada’s best restaurants”. Check out a sneak peek.
- Bon Appetit talks about the twittering masses discussing the most important gastronomic issue of our time: brioche buns as burger buns. Yay or nay? I say “nay”.
- The New York Times interviews Mr. Fermentation, Sandor Katz, to talk about fermentation, microbes and more.
- Finally, if you haven’t seen this all over social media this week, you probably live under a rock without 3G coverage. Nick Offerman, a.k.a. Ron Swanson from Parks & Recreations, doing slam poetry about bacon.