Lucky Dip – Wednesday, August 23rd, 2011

Could it be that we might eventually enjoy eating at a food court? The new Urban Eatery at the Eaton Centre, to open September 1st, is looking good. [Toronto Star]

You know that whole “know where your food comes from” philosophy? It applies to wine as well. Seems some South African wines are produced under horrific human rights conditions. [The Telegraph]

Office workers complain of stinky food items eaten by co-workers. Or, y’all could just not eat lunch at your desk, which is pretty darn gross anyway, even without the stink of tuna sandwiches. [Wall Street Journal]

The US Department of Agriculture refuses to implement a ban on using food stamps to purchase soda and other unhealthy beverages. [CBS News]

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Grandmother, a hipster or a flavour fanatic, there’s plenty of reasons and ways to get canning. [National Post]

Table time limits are becoming the norm everywhere. And despite acknowledging that the restaurants wants to be able to get in a second seating, they still chaff a bit don’t they? [New York Post]

Across the country, Muslims are preparing to end Eid with some tasty mithai. [Globe and Mail]

By creating a fabulous signature dish, chefs become their own worst enemies, because when they want to take it off the menu, customers won’t let them and they’ll be stuck serving the thing forever. [Sydney Morning Herald]

We often bemoan the loss of Mom & Pop grocery stores in favour of supermarkets, but are our complaints misdirected? [NPR]

We know that diet can affect a person having high cholesterol, but now we know that a change in diet (specifically eating certain items like soy and nuts) can lower cholesterol. [Globe and Mail]