Lucky Dip – Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Good things grow in Ontario, and now the Provincial government is giving local growers and distributors a boost. [Globe and Mail]

Dear vodka companies… no, just no. Nobody needs “wedding cake” flavoured vodka. If they tell you they do, they’re lying with the intention of making you look foolish. [Village Voice: Fork in the Road]

Sorry Gordo, if it comes down to a choice as to who can be the face of anything, especially gin, my boyfriend Phillip Glenister wins every time. [Daily Mail]

Let’s hope they love Ramsay more in Montreal where he’s taken over the old Laurier BBQ. He’s going to have to fight off all the folks with nostalgia and convince them that the place still has life, even without Trudeau and coconut cream pie. [National Post: The Appetizer]

Okay, let’s see how long it takes Toronto to jump onto the trend of teeny tiny restaurants. They’re doing it in NYC, we’d better do it too! [Wall Street Journal]

Yes, we have no bananas. Don’t laugh, it could soon happen, we’ve put all our bananas in one basket. [Globe and Mail]

Have you ever eaten so many sweet, sun-kissed fresh tomatoes that you get canker sores? Sometimes summer hurts so good. [Well Preserved]

For years, scientists though that Asian women didn’t experience hot flashes in menopause because they ate so much soy, but studies with soy as an estrogen replacement are not supporting those theories. It’s back to ye olde programme of exercise and calcium. [Globe and Mail]

As a culture, we sure do love our bread. [Village Voice: Fork in the Road]

The looters in the UK went after anything and everything, including restaurants and their patrons. [National Post: The Appetizer]

Kids are still seeing too many junk food ads. [Toronto Sun]

Grilling meat can create carcinogens, which are linked to cancer. But I’m betting that no BBQ purist would consider par-cooking their meat in the microwave, cancer be damned. [Globe and Mail]