Kitchen Think: This Week’s Food News You Need To Know


A few interesting things happened in the food world this week that you should definitely know about:

  1. The heat wave and drought are going to send food prices skyrocketing… look for the first increase (in poultry) in the fall.
  2. The FDA has officially banned BPA from use in baby bottles and sippy cups.
  3. Boston’s mayor says the fried chicken fast food chain Chick-fil-A isn’t welcome in his city because the company’s president has admitted he’s anti-homosexual.

Now, the really interesting stuff that’s FUN to know about…

San Diego Comic-Con showcased a new batch of nerd snacks to feed the zombie-costumed masses.

Soylent Green Crackers

Is your Greek yogurt a poseur?


A beverage company decided to try its hand at making air. What they came up with, sounds (and apparently tastes) like alcoholic water.


If you thought the idea of a sushi vending machine was weird, how about this mashed potato vending machine?


That’s it… have a wonderful weekend!

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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: