I usually have some sort of theme to my weekly roundup of food pieces that I point you to, but no theme seemed to come together for this week. Instead, I’m going to point you to a few of the things I found interesting this week, even though they’re all unrelated.

  • I don’t think it’s official yet, but according to GrowNYC Facebook page, it looks like the Big Apple Crunch held in NYC was a success. As I told you last week, the city was trying to break a world record of food day for the most people participating in an Apple Crunching Event.
  • The Culturist has a review of a new feature on the Fooducate App that alerts consumers to the possibility of GMO ingredients in their food. (See my original review of the Fooducate App from last year.)
  • I can’t believe we’re late enough in the year to start talking about what will be trending next year, but I saw my first top ten food trends of next year post this week. Yahoo reports that slimmed down chefs, veggies as main dishes, and popcorn will all be popular next year.
  • Finally, this is more of a bit of a plug than a news item, if you’re a food blogger, or an aspiring food blogger, and you’re near Philadelphia tomorrow with nothing to do, check out TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference. I’ll be speaking on one of the panels with some very distinguished food writers in the morning and then sitting back and learning a few tips myself for the rest of the day.

Enjoy your weekend!


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

The Big Apple crunched its way to success, and more for your weekend reading
Sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and take look at some of the interesting food stories of the past week.