Lucky Dip – Monday, October 17th, 2011

You know that theory about doing one thing well? Tim Horton’s doesn’t believe it. Now with more … lasagna? [Toronto Star]

Dear processed meat manufacturers… do you really think that informed consumers are stupid enough to be tricked by you calling your products “natural”? [Globe and Mail]

The logistics of Cask Days. Raise a pint to the guys at barVolo. [Toronto Sun]

When it comes to pastry shops, vegan is still a dirty word, even if things like vegan cupcakes look and taste the same (or better) than those with eggs and dairy. [Wall Street Journal]

Despite all the recent furor over deal coupons, some restaurants still think of them as a great way to advertise, even if it comes at a loss. [Toronto Star]

The hot new burger – is a Balkan burger. [National Post: The Appetizer]

A little light reading – 5 new books about global food systems. [Food Politics]

Out standing in a field – I’ve seen counts ranging from 20,000 – 37,000 but whatever the number, a whole lot of people trekked through the mud to show that we don’t want a mega quarry on our farmland. [Toronto Star]

There’s no such thing as a sacred chicken – the 6 kinds of vegetarians. [Guardian]

Do celebrities distract from the issues they’re trying to support? Sure seems to have been the case at World Food Day in Rome. But hey… Gina Lollabrigida. [Globe and Mail]