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.

I'm one step closer to thinking about getting an iPad now that Food & Wine has launched an app for it. Yum Sugar has the scoop about the app and how it differs from the Gourmet Live app.

Today one of my favorite magazines, Food & Wine, launched its first-ever iPad app. The glossy's editor in chief, Dana Cowin, who was in the Bay Area earlier this week for the American Wine Awards, took some time out of her busy schedule to chat with me. For the app, Food & Wine reimagined 95 percent of the magazine's content. It plans on releasing six issues per year, starting with today's debut app, the wine issue.
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Remember back in June when McDonald's recalled Shrek glasses because they were tainted with the toxic metal cadmium? It's now been revealed that just eight touches of one of the glasses could be detrimental to children.

Federal regulators leaned on McDonald's to quickly recall 12 million "Shrek"-themed drinking glasses this spring because they concluded that a typical 6-year-old could be exposed to hazardous levels of the metal cadmium by touching one of the glasses just eight times in a day, according to documents obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act.
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Are the leaves piling up on your lawn? Before you stuff them in plastic bags and allow the trash men to haul them away, take a look at these five sustainable ways they could be used.

When fall comes around you might be scratching your head and wondering what to do with all those leaves your nature garden has produced for you.
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I reviewed the first issue of ChopChop magazine when it debuted in the spring. The magazine's founder and president talks about the start up kids cooking magazine and its mission to fight childhood obesity over at The Atlantic.

Last spring, with the help of a few great friends, I launched ChopChop, a non-profit quarterly food magazine for kids aged five to 12 and their families. ChopChop's mission is to educate kids to cook and be nutritionally literate, and to empower them to establish better eating habits for a lifetime of good nutrition. Our vision is to reverse and prevent childhood obesity, and our goal is to get a copy in the hands of every child.
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Enjoy your weekend!

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.