Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it’s news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.
Big, Big Food: Kraft and Heinz are combining into…no, not Kreinz, home of mac ’n cheese and ketchup pairings, but the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage company. Warren Buffett was involved. Prepare to witness some large financial figures.
Cheese: Ruth Reichl waxes poetic on the natural, handmade cheeses found on "the densest cheese route in America," up Route 7 from Massachusetts to Vermont. Road trip!
Sustainability: The world will eventually need a food source that can withstand the planet's rising temperature. Might as well start now, eh? Everyone likes beans, right? Hey, everyone! You like beans, right? Awesome.
Music Festivals: Outside Lands announced its food lineup yesterday. Yeah, go for the music, whatever, but don’t miss the pork belly burgers, chicken ’n waffles, sushi burritos, German sausages and loaded pastrami fries. You’ll need your strength.
Fast-Food Breakfast: If you were a fan of Taco Bell’s much-hyped waffle taco, prepare to first grieve and then celebrate. Your beloved waffle shell is being replaced by a biscuit shaped to hold your breakfast-taco ingredients. Don’t worry, Taco Bell would never leave you breakfast taco-less. Would you like a side of McDonald’s hate with that? Oh wait, it’s included.
Pizza: You may think you know how to spin a pizza at home, but there's always room for improvement. Thankfully, residents of Los Angeles officially no longer have an excuse. A class for you and your friends with Master pizzaiolo Vito Iacopelli, complete with wood-fired oven, wine pairing and dough-tossing tutorial is well within reach.