Associated Press: The Greek yogurt craze continues to go strong, with top yogurt makers opening “yogurt bars” in New York City.
Healthland: Pop-up grocery stores may help solve the problem of “food deserts.”
Bon Appétit: It’s all about portion control — and using a colorful plate for dinner just may be the key to your success.
Laughing Squid: Obsessed with Instagram? Now you can turn all your favorite filtered snapshots into chocolates aka “cocoagraphs.”
NY Times: What are your Olympic athletes eating this summer? While most people worry about too many calories, they “have the unusual problem of having to work hard to keep weight on.”
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Around this time of year, we start pining for the holiday season again — the chill in the air, the hum of the holidays and above all else, the delicious treats. To help combat the pining, we’ve started pinning and we’re inviting you to pin along with us. This year, Food Network fans will select one of the featured cookies in our 12 Days of Cookies celebration.
To participate: Log onto Pinterest and visit Food Network’s Let’s Vote: Holiday Cookies board. To cast your vote, simply re-pin the cookie you like best to one of your personal boards. Voting will close on July 31, at which point we’ll tally the re-pins. The cookie with the highest re-pin count on the Let’s Vote: Holiday Cookies board will be crowned the winner.
Get your glass of milk ready and get your holiday cookie game faces on — pin away!
Nix the scrolling on Pinterest and get to the good stuff. Each Sunday, look to FN Dish for Food Network’s Most Popular Pin of the Week.
What are people pinning? These days, it’s all about summer. Take this week’s most popular pin, Food Network Magazine’s Lobster Roll recipe, as a prime example. Packed with buttery morsels of in-season lobster pulled straight from the sea, these overflowing rolls epitomize the quintessential carefree summer.
For more recipes like this, visit the summer’s Let’s Get Seasonal board on Pinterest.
Eater: Food meets comedy as Bobby Flay guest stars in Portlandia: The Brunch Special this Friday.
NY Post: American comfort food is getting trendier and often more expensive. How do you feel about its glamorous makeover?
The Guardian: Culinary child prodigies are serving up inventive, sophisticated food. It’s no gimmick.
Huffington Post: Yes, there is such a thing as a 7-Eleven mashed potato machine. It has, however, yet to reach the U.S.
Typewich: Need to break up your monotonous sandwich routine? Typewich.com presents a new combo idea each time you refresh the page.
The Kitchn: Need a fast way to shuck corn? Use your microwave!
SF Weekly: Imagine on-demand ice cream, delivered to your house within 15 minutes. San Francisco gets the treatment this weekend.
The Salt: It sounds crazy, but a hot drink can actually cool you down in the summer heat.
Bon Appétit: McDonald’s Canada is all about transparency these days. This week, they show you how to make their infamous “secret sauce” at home.
The Independent: What makes for the best-tasting beef? Wine-drinking cows, says a French farmer.
Nation’s Restaurant News: It’s National Hot Dog Month and the American classic is getting vamped up.
Eater: Don’t have a Taco Bell in town? Perhaps they’ll airlift 10,000 free tacos to you.
The Braiser: Food has transformed into a trendy culture and now its influence is making its way over to fashion.
Art of Eating: Can’t describe why something’s delicious? The answer is umami.
Food Network is excited to announce that earlier this week, we hit three million Facebook fans on the official Food Network Facebook page. To thank our millions of fantastic Facebook fans, we’re giving away seven fantastic Food Network prizes!
What You’ll Win: One lucky fan will win a Food Network grand-prize pack from Food Network Store that includes:
Six additional runners-up will win a copy of either Chef Anne Burrell’s Cook Like a Rock Star, Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier or Food Network Magazine‘s 1,000 Easy Recipes.
How to Enter: Comment below with a link to your favorite recipe of all-time from FoodNetwork.com. Winners will be selected at random and contacted privately.
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The Sun-Times: “You can build a bear, bottle your own wine, paint pottery — and now, decorate your own television-worthy cake.” Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman has opened Duff’s Cakemix, a make-your-own-cake shop in Los Angeles.
Diner’s Journal: The world will miss screenwriter (Julie & Julia and When Harry Met Sally…), feminist, journalist and foodie Nora Ephron.
Fast Company: Want fresh local produce, but the convenience of a supermarket? The company BrightFarms is working to oversee the installation of hydroponic greenhouses on store rooftops.
Eat Boutique: Learn how to plant, harvest, store and enjoy radishes with this beautiful illustrated guide.
The Salt: Cool off this summer with an ice-cold beer, topped with frozen foam. It won’t water down your beverage and will help keep it cool for an additional 30 minutes.
Wall Street Journal: Bacon is losing hype and smoked foods are rising on American menus. Even cocktail enthusiasts are embracing the trend.
The Hollywood Reporter: Grammy Award winner Trisha Yearwood will be back for a second season on Food Network. Check for new episodes of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen this fall.
Grist: Ever wonder why your McDonald’s burger doesn’t look like the perfect one in those commercials?
Huffington Post: Holding the fridge door open is bad, but we all seem to do it. “To make snacking procrastination more “green,” Chinese designer Changhong has created the S.Home Refrigerator, a full-size fridge that becomes transparent as you approach it.”