Side Dish: More Food on the Web by Julia Simon in News, May 18th, 2011
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• The latest product at the chopping block of school cafeteria foods is the potato. The USDA is seeking to ban spuds entirely from federally-subsidized school breakfasts and limit them–and all starchy veggies–to one cup per week at lunch. [wsj.com]
• Intrigued by foods promising to lower cholesterol, curb digestive issues or perform other miracles? These “functional foods,” or edibles marketed as health and wellness promoters, might be a tad misleading to consumers. [nytimes.com]
• Wisconsin-based McDonald’s enthusiast Don Gorske has eaten his 25,000th Big Mac. “You don’t dream of living so long as to reach a milestone like that,” he told the BBC, though we don’t think he was referring to health concerns surrounding the double-decker burger. [bbc.co.uk]
• If you experience anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist, head to the Texas office of Dr. Clint Herzog, who offers pre-cleaning beer and wine to patients. Good thing that glass of red comes with a free whitening. [41nbc.com via grubstreet.com]
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.