Lucky Dip – Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

You know all that food you throw out every week because you buy ingredients to cook like the chefs on TV but end up eating take-out instead? Yeah, it adds up. [Today: Bites]

The US food media seems out of joint about Alton Brown’s “fanifesto” for his upcoming book tour, but go and read it. Not one word of it is even marginally unreasonable. [Eater]

Stock up while you can – there’s a pumpkin shortage down south, which could mean fistfights in the grocery aisle over the last cans of pumpkin pie filling, like we saw a couple of years back. [CBS Boston]

That joke about university students living on cheap ramen and beer is kind of true. Food bank usage on university campuses is way up. [Toronto Star]

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Lucky Dip – Friday, July 15th, 2011

Okay, what kind of dirtbag steals a truck from a food bank? [Toronto Star]

Surprisingly, Toronto City Council voted in favour of keeping a local food procurement policy for city-run organizations like schools. Let’s hope the thinking is as logical with the rest of the issues they’ll be voting on – such as keeping community gardens. [PushFoodForward]

Wait now, you mean Cheesy Poofs didn’t already exist? Then what the hell are those scary orange powder-covered things? [Village Voice]

An iPhone case that can open a beer. Awesome! [DVice]

I am the girl of 100 lists… grocery lists that is, and weekly menus. Turns out, it’s a good way to cut down on food waste, if you stick to it. [Toronto Star: Moneyville]

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