It’s Friday afternoon, and that means it’s time for me to give you a little weekend reading from around the Web. Here are a few food-related items that I thought might interest you.

 

In Brooklyn, a 10-shot espresso cup of coffee can be bought, but only if you’re under 40 (and hopefully if you’re over 18). It’s being called “porn in a cup.”

The official name of the beverage is "Dieci," the Italian for "10." It went on sale at The Pulp & The Bean in the Crown Heights neighbourhood on Tuesday.

 

Shop owner Tony Fisher, 37, said sales were brisk in part because "nobody's ever had the chutzpah to do anything like this before".

 

"This is for the person who wants to experience the limits of where coffee and espresso can go," he said of the drink, which weighs 20 ounces.

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The latest Harry Potter film, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1,” came out today (I’ve got tickets to see it in about five hours from the time I’m typing this, and I’m embarrassingly excited). If your kids need more Harry after they’ve seen the movie, how about having them cook up some dishes from the wizarding world? Philly.com has a review of “The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook."

As far as Dinah Bucholz is concerned, food is almost as much a character in the Harry Potter books as Harry or Hermione.

 

That is what led the Philadelphia resident to write "The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook," recently published by Adams Media.

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The White House wants to put salad bars in about 5,000 schools. And, this should be a surprise, but it’s not: the USDA might have a problem with that.


First lady Michelle Obama is expected to announce on Monday a major new initiative that would place up to 5,000 salad bars in public schools nationwide, despite uncertainties over how local health inspectors might treat those salad bars and USDA nutrition-tracking rules that could prove a major impediment.
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Discovery has a new TV show premiering on Nov. 21 called “Brew Masters.” The show will focus on craft breweries.

The star of Discovery Channel's new series "Brew Masters" says people in his craft beer industry are "proudly promiscuous."

 

With their products, he means.

 

"We encourage beer drinkers to check out their competitors' beers," said Sam Calagione, founder of the Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware, as he sat at a restaurant table with a nearly drained pint of a Brooklyn-made lager in front of him.

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Enjoy your weekend!

 

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