Here are a few interesting junk food-related stories from the past week or so. Enjoy.
Via NPR’s The Salt: Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go
Collins and I are standing inside Zume’s solution: a delivery truck that looks standard — like something from FedEx or UPS — only it has 56 mini-ovens. They’re neatly stacked into two racks on wheels.
Via Eater: All Hail the Pizza Saver
Pizza’s most essential topping is a piece of plastic
Via The Daily Beast: Who Actually Created Buffalo Wings?
While reporting his buffalo wings story, Trillin met a black man named John Young who claimed it was he who by all rights deserved credit for inventing buffalo wings.
Via Quartz: How unsanitary is double dipping anyway?
Double dipping—practice of dipping a chip (or cracker, carrot, or anything other food that can be dipped) into a dip, then biting onto it, and dipping it again with the bitten side down (dipping a non-bitten corner of a previously bitten food does not qualify as double dipping)—is widely frowned upon and considered, aside from plain gross, unhygienic. But how bad is it, really?
Via Food.Mic: The true — and truly creepy — history of Ronald McDonald
Ronald McDonald is a creepy dude. Not only is he a clown, which is chilling enough, but he’s a ghost-white, sketchy character who literally lures children into eating junk food.