Side Dish: More Food on the Web

by in News, May 11th, 2011

Bobby Barbecues

• Psychology today reports: “Barbeques, it turns out, are good for your mental health — particularly when they take place in green spaces.” Here we thought our backyard bashes were so great because of the euphoric potato salad. [psychologytoday.com via eatocracy.cnn.com]

• In the latest cafeteria lunch news, public schools in Los Angeles are considering banning chocolate milk due to its high sugar content. [washingtonpost.com] [On Food Network: Better School Lunches]

• Meanwhile, there’s a movement in universities coast to coast (Berkeley to Penn) to cater to gourmet-minded students. A program at Wesleyan University, for instance, allows students to use their meal cards for local, organic cheese. [washingtonpost.com via grubstreet.com]

• Meet William Leigh, the new taste tester for the British chocolate company Green & Black. We’re pretty sure he has the best job ever –- all the fun of Willy Wonka’s factory without the responsibility of maintaining the chocolate extraction pipe system for the chocolate river. [bbc.co.uk]

Here’s our round-up of food news, trends and happenings across the web. Check back for more, and tell us what else you’re loving in the comments.

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