Sampler Platter: Donuts, spaghetti & heart-shaped watermelon
May 18, 2009 | 7:00 pm
Mobile cheesecakes, the cutest fruit in the world and one man's love affair with noodles in today's roundup of food news.
- Heart-shaped watermelons from (where else?) Japan. Japan Probe via Boing Boing
- Finalists for "Create Dunkin's Next Donut" contest include Grandma's Blueberry Maple Donut (blueberry cake donut with maple icing and graham cracker crunch) and the King (a Bananas Foster-filled donut with peanut butter icing and chopped peanuts). Boston Globe
- People who had been avoiding donuts because of carbs are flocking to them as a comfort food during the recession, which has been a huge boon to Dunkin' Donuts. Ad Age
- From mobile cheesecake in Manhattan to frogs legs on the go from the upcoming Chez Spencer truck in San Francisco, CNET catches wind of the Twitter/food truck trend.
- An ode to the fresh O.J. cart on Bonnie Brae in Echo Park. Reservation for Three
- From bohemian fad to staple restaurant dish: spaghetti from the 1890s to the 1930s. Restaurant-ing through History
- Rameniac reviews Andy Raskin's "The Ramen King and I: How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life," a memoir about love, sex and one man's relationship to noodles.
- Can one family survive the 99 Cent Only Store? One mom attempts to feed her family with healthy groceries from it for one week. Momlogic
-- Elina Shatkin
Photo: Spaghetti and meatballs at Little Dom's. Credit: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times.