Kitchen Think: This Week’s Most Interesting Food News


The big headline this week was the New York Times apocalyptic review of Guy Fieri’s new Times Square restaurant… but you already know all about that.

And I’m sure you also know they handed out Michelin Stars to the top restaurants in Chicago, New York City and San Francisco

So here are the rest of this week’s food news tidbits…


Buh-bye Twinkies… Ding-Dongs, Ho Ho’s, Sno Balls and Donettes.


But really…. who needs a sugar high when you can munch on caffeinated crackers?

And you can dip those coffee crackers in Heniz’ new Tomato Ketchup flavor.

And finally, a Food Truck for Babies… Really. Complete with a Boobie on Top.

Have a great weekend!







Kitchen Think: This Week’s Most Interesting Food News/SANDY Edition


Hurricane Sandy was easily the big news story of the week, so it’s only natural that the storm also tops this week’s food news. And there’s no need to be flip now, when so many are suffering.

Today, food trucks gave away free food in some of the New York and New Jersey areas hardest hit by Sandy. 

 Are you planning on eating out this weekend? Restaurants around the country are donating a portion of their sales to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

While many restaurants were without power and closed their doors, others worked by candlelight and carried on.

Employees at one restaurant set up a grill in the front of the restaurant and prepared $5 lobster and steak sandwiches.

And finally, a quote from American farm worker, civil rights activist and labor leader Cesar Chavez:

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food, give you their heart.”


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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: