Kitchen Think: This Week’s Most Interesting Food News


The holiday party season is kicking into high gear, and so is this week’s food news.

The Huffington Post suggests we get things going with a whale-skin cocktail or two!


What better place to enjoy that cold cocktail than in this New York City all-ice bar, where The New York Times says everything from the tables to the glasses are made of ice.


The real estate blog,, takes you to some of the worlds most uniquely designed fast-food restaurants.

Pizza Hut announced this week it’s making a perfume that smells like pizza. (Really? Is this a product that the world can’t live without??) But the Daily Meal says pizza isn’t the only food-scent out there. Eau de Sushi, anyone?

And finally, as Hanukkah wraps up, says if latkes could talk, they would, of course, nag.


Have a great weekend!


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


Here’s a smattering of some of the more interesting food news this week… as well as an image of a frighteningly realistic cake!

 There’s a huge war raging right now… that I bet you didn’t even know about!

Food culture is really seeping into our consciousness. As proof, check out some of the new words added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online. I’m surprised that “red velvet cake” wasn’t already in there!


Starbucks is going cashless. This is either very good… or very dangerous.


The ongoing drought is going to make you worry about how food gets to your table. Thirty million dollars in federal aid will help… but it won’t be enough.

Finally… this is easily the most incredible cake I’ve ever seen. It is an Amelanistic Burmese Python made by North Star Cakes in Kent, England. Check out what other enchantment they create!

This week was National Farmer’s Market week… find a market and go shopping! Have a great weekend!


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: