A cupcake that goes everywhere with you..., perfect!
New brew for you
The Piccolo Latte
A ristretto shot, topped with warm, silky milk served in a 100 ml glass.
A perfect sized coffee for warm, summer mornings.
Vanilla Slice review!
I've exhausted my suburb for great vanilla slices to try. If you know anywhere that makes a great vanilla slice, tell me about it
I am eager to do more "research" in this field.
Welcome to 2014!
Happy New Year!
I hope you had a safe and restful festive season. No doubt things are well and truly back in full swing. I thought I would share a few fun events to look forward to in 2014, and remind you that the UN declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming (read more).
26th Jan: Cazaly's Crazy Pie Eating Contest, Cairns, AU
08th Feb: World Chilli Eating Challenge, Florida, US
14th Feb: OZ/NZ Sensory Symposium, Melbourne, AU
01st Mar: Battle of the Oranges, Ivera, Italy
12th Jul: Cadbury Jaffa Race, Dunedin, NZ
Click links for full story! How to taste Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (VIDEO) Learn to recognise the characteristics of a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese from an Official Taster!
Duke University: No two People Smell The Same Researches are beginning to understand why people can have opposite reactions to the same stimulus
Molly Schuyler Eats 72oz Steak In Less Than 3 Minutes (VIDEO) Yessir, that is a 2kg steak
Where does Nutella come from?
I remember when I first realised that Nutella was a global brand - I was looking for a snack, in a Mongolian supermarket, before heading to Russia on the Trans Siberian railway. I only had a moment, and grabbed a small tub of Nutella - the only recognisable brand on the supermarket shelf. I have had a soft spot for this product ever since.
Recently the OECD has compiled a report mapping the global food chain that Nutella uses to create its products, I have selected some facts to share:
About 250,000 tonnes of Nutella is made each year
Nutella is sold in 75 countries.
There are 9 global production locations, even one in Sydney
Hazelnuts are sourced from Turkey,
Palm oil comes from Malaysia,
Cocoa from Nigeria, and
Sugar from Brazil
Maintaining a consistent sensory profile across the world must present a significant challenge. If anyone can connect me with someone at the Nutella factory, I'd like to ask them a couple of questions!
All the best for 2014!
Kev, thanks for taking the time to read this latest Morsel. As a final bit of fun, click the image of balloons at the top of the newsletter for a hilarious YouTube clip of a new sport!
Have a safe and prosperous 2014!