Food Business Incubator Coming to Brooklyn; Cupcake Craze Goes Savory
Maine lawmakers are trying to decide whether to make the whoopie pie the state's official dessert. The sole opposition is a Democrat worried about glorifying a product made with lard. [AOL News]
A food-focused "business incubator" is planned for one of Brooklyn's lower-income neighborhoods, like Bed-Stuy or Bushwick, where new food companies could be born. [NY Daily News]
Some 43.6 million Americans or 14 percent of the population continued to rely on food stamps in November, according to the USDA. [Wall Street Journal]
Max Goldberg, a former Wall Street investment banker, is branding himself as a regular guy who went organic through his popular Twitter feed and blog, livingmaxwell.com. [NY Times]
Think the cupcake craze is over? In fact, it's just gone savory, like Trader Joe's frozen turkey meat loaf muffins, topped with spinach and mashed potatoes. [Wall Street Journal]
Fast-food chains are going deal-crazy for Super Bowl Sunday. Papa John's is giving away a $45 gift card every 45 seconds; Qdoba will host Burrito Bowl, a burrito-eating contest. [Nation's Restaurant News]
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