News Bites: What Tina Fey Eats and Chipotle's Literary Side

News Bites: What Tina Fey Eats and Chipotle's Literary Side
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News Bites: What Tina Fey Eats and Chipotle's Literary Side

Read on for the May 16, 2014 edition of News Bites.

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Tina Fey Loves Food.

As part of its Amex Everyday credit card ad campaign, American Express had its spokeswoman Tina Fey list 20 of her monthly purchases. We were pleased to learn Tina Fey's actual spending habits mirror those of her brilliant 30 Rock creation and depiction, Liz Lemon. Fey's amusing list includes, in no particular order:

  • "Grilled cheese and soup from a diner, STAT."
  • "One Huge NY bagel that feeds our whole family and a family of pigeons."
  • "A birthday cake with a coworker’s picture on it. So I can eat his/her face."
  • And our personal favorite (because it's so very true) "Donuts for everyone in the office, because food breeds loyalty."

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Chipotle Gets Literary.

Chipotle plans to release bags and cups featuring writings from various authors and comedians. Toni Morrison and Judd Apatow are among the selected writers to appear on the bags and cups. The new "Cultivate Thought" campaign was inspired by an e-mail author Jonathan Safran Foer sent to Chipotle's CEO, Steven Ellis. Foer told Ellis that he had forgotten to bring reading material while enjoying Chipotle prior to smart phones. So Ellis decided to include reading materials on his packaging.

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Food allergies Increase.

Allergies continue to affect more Americans annually. Around 15 million Americans suffer from allergies, and that number has increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. Among the most common allergies include peanuts, tree nut, milk, eggs, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish.

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Putting the Car in Carrot

A company called CelluComp is trying to transform vegetables into materials for manufacturing. So far the Scottish company has managed to create a substance called Curran that is made by extracting cellulose from plants. Carrots are the most ideal vegetable for the process. The Curran is already being used in skateboards and fishing rods, but one day the scientists hope that it will be used to power cars.

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3D Printing Food

Recently, several 3D printers have been released specifically for home kitchen use. Think they will catch on? With prices into the thousands for one printer, it's more likely that 3D printers will trickle into the culinary community slowly, but consumers who have eaten 3D printed food have raved about it.

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Hungry for More News Bites?

This week, News Bites explored the recent Nutella-filled Cronut, McDonald's new french fries, the emergence of maple water and the new Doritos Locos Tacos.

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Ever wonder what comedian and writer Tina Fey eats? As a spokeswoman for American Express, Tina Fey was part of a campaign that featured several of her purchases in a new ad. We are pleased to report that many of Tina Fey's expenses include food.

In other news:

  • Chipotle is showing off its literary side.
  • Food allergies are increasing.
  • This vegetable could power cars one day.
  • Would you buy a 3D printer for the kitchen?

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