Lucky Dip – Monday, November 14th, 2011

Cooked versus raw – or – maybe this is why people on raw food diets are so slim. [Globe and Mail]

More than 30 years after his death, Colonel Harland Sanders will become a published author – online no less. KFC plans to publish a recently discovered manuscript written by Sanders in the 60s. Part-autobiography, part cookbook, it sadly does not contain THE secret recipe. []

Black Creek Pioneer Village makes a one-mile beer, made with ingredients grown on the museum grounds. [Toronto Sun]

A dirty restaurant bathroom doesn’t necessarily mean that the kitchen is disgusting too. Also, door knobs aren’t that dirty, stop being so paranoid!) [Chow]

I’m a big fan of returning old buildings to their former grandeur, so the plans by Oliver & Bonacini to return the Arcadian Court at The Bay Queen Street to its original art deco elegance get a big thumbs up. The room (along with the sad little cafeteria-style restaurant) will become an event space in 2012. [Oliver & Bonacini blog]

Sure, it’s still cooked by a pimply-faced teenager, but fast food chains want you to know that their food is developed by real chefs. And to prove it, they’ve started trotting them out in commercials to make their product seem that much more authentic. [Ad Age]

Further proof that the new director of the ROM is all about getting people into the museum – the stark, elegant C5 restaurant will now be serving up comfort food, ideally to families and folks with kids. So much for the fantasy of pretending it’s the lair of a Bond-style villain. [The Grid]

Turkey-shaped turkey. Okay, I mostly linked to this piece because I think the name Compressed Pork Piglet Co. is HIGH-larious, but similar products about in the vegetarian world, where they’re made form soy, and so at least have the excuse of being molded into a different shape. [The Consumerist]

Sorry, I know it’s a growing trend that supports small entrepreneurs, blah, blah, blah… I still don’t want to purchase any food made in a home kitchen on a counter that your cat may have potentially walked across after exiting its litter box. [Civil Eats]

“There’s no where I won’t go, and nothing I won’t eat, as long as I’m paid in emeralds, and my hotel room has a bidet that shoots warm champagne.” Laughing at us, or laughing with us? Could the Simpsons food blog episode signal (oh please, oh please, oh please!) the end of the food blog trend? [Eater]