Lucky Dip – Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

If you need a reason to spend a bit more on produce at a local farmers market over buying imported stuff from the supermarket, this story about fruit farmer Duncan Smith should convince you. [Toronto Star]

Not so great with the chopsticks? Even if you’re not, it’s a good excuse to buy this totally cute panda game that helps improve chopsticks skills. [Bon Appetit]

I’m looking at this list of tips for reading restaurant menus and I can’t help but think that they’re geared towards mainstream chain places with marketing departments. Certainly, I never took a “how to fleece your customer by manipulating how they read the menu” course in culinary school. [Toronto Star: Moneyville]

Soup from a tube? Cool? Ick? Weird? [Food Manufacture]

Snack attacks and mindless eating – could this be what’s causing people to gain weight? [National Post]

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