Lucky Dip – Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Is there a difference between grocery carts fitted with iPads and a handwritten list? Will the iPads make for too much distraction and accidents or is it just an easier way to get the shopping done? [Globe and Mail]

Food snobs will finally get the chance to really compare Ladurée macarons with ones made in North America. The French pastry shop has opened a location in NYC, with the iconic cookies being imported from Paris. [New York Times]

Easy cheesy – Toronto chefs are getting into making their own cheese. [Toronto Star]

This is what happens when you don’t let your kids have junk food occasionally – they become obsessed over things like cereal fun packs. [Serious Eats]

Do you have an inner vegan? Sure you do – eat some nuts and take baby steps. [National Post: The Appetizer]

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Lucky Dip – Monday, June 6th, 2011

The German e.coli scare – it’s sprouts, it’s not sprouts… we still don’t have a clue. [Toronto Star]

There’s always the possibility that it might have been terrorists poisoning the food supply. [Daily Mail]

And don’t think it couldn’t happen here. Check out this list of foods in Canada that are currently being recalled. [National Post]

Is there such a thing as too much fruit? Only if you’re seriously overeating, because it still beats chips. [Toronto Sun]

Can we be over the burger thing yet? Please? [Esquire]

Do you expect friendly enthusiasm from the restaurants you eat at? What if you met with ambivalence or indifference? [CNN: Eatocracy]

You know how when you eat a lot of garlic, you smell like garlic? How about if you eat candy scented with roses? []

My good friend Jodi lost her beloved old cat this weekend. She eases the grief with cooking and chocolate. [Nostrovia!]

Word of Mouth: Deli Duel, Curdilicious, and an Italian wine dinner. []