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]

Best practices for restaurants on Facebook. [Mashable]

Are creative people (including chefs) more prone to substance abuse and addiction? [National Post]

This is a scary precedent to set – companies suing the FDA in the US over food recalls. Yikes! [Food Politics]

Cabbage, raw beef fat, asparagus… what’s in your chocolate? [Toronto Star]

A study shows that obesity rates will continue to rise until 2030. You know what else will continue to rise until 2030? The number of senior citizens, as the last of the baby boomers reach retirement age. Given that older people tend to be heavier, do you think that might skew the obesity statistics just a bit? [USA Today]