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Sampler Platter: Vegemite, chapatis, churros and barbecue

June 15, 2009 |  4:20 pm

VegemiteChocolate-scented stamps, barbecue block parties and fancy churros lead today's roundup of food news.

  • Scenes from this weekend's Big Apple BBQ Block Party. Epicurious
  • Vegemite, a bitter, yeasty spread that's inexplicably popular in Britain, Australia and New Zealand, will come out in a new, creamier flavor. And you can name it. BBC
  • French postal service issues chocolate-scented stamps honoring the history of chocolate.
  • Xooro brings its gourmet (read: expensive) churros to Melrose next week. Blackburn and Sweetzer
  • If Naked Juice's Strawberry Kiwi Kick is made from strawberries, where's the vitamin C? Consumerist
  • Dateline: India. A day in the life of a chapati man. NPR
  • Bake your favorite Threadless shirt design into a cake, and you could win free T-shirts and Guittard chocolate as part of their Threadcakes contest.

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Kraft Foods