Food FYI: Swedes head to the disco for lunch
Lunchtime dance clubs are spreading in Sweden and beyond, Slate says. "Lunch Beat" events have 60 minute-long DJ sets and include a takeaway meal. A Lunch Beat founder says the parties "give the lie to the myth that Swedes never dance sober."
Kjetil Jikiun, founder and brewmaster of Norway's Nogne O, and general manager Tore G. Nybo head to San Diego's Craft Brewers Conference this week to talk about beer-sake hybrids, says the Washington Post.
IN COMMODITIES NEWS
Strong demand from China is helping to goose the grain market, reports the Economist, as soybean and corn prices surge.
THE DINOSAUR THAT COULD
Sauropods were thought to have pretty much disappeared with the Jurassic period. But, says Scientific American, they may have actually kept up with later herbivorous dinosaurs to compete for flowering plants -- a new food source that debuted in the Cretaceous period. We were only 80 million years off.
PUT A LABEL ON IT
Going into business with your local, organic, small-batch, hand-crafted jams? The Dieline blog has packaging design tips from Bee Local, a honey maker in Portland, Ore. (of course). Think hand-labeled, hand-numbered and embossed.
-- Betty Hallock
Photo: Los Angeles TImes.