Weekly News Recap: Oct 1 – Oct 5

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Last week I got buried in research and book for the Great Depression cooking month and we skipped one week full of events that happened in the culinary industry. To make it up to you, today we are going to have a double portion of freshly baked headlines that may have changed the world at some point 🙂

1. Dunking Doughnuts changing the name to just “Dunkin”

You have probably heard about this one for days now. Many fans were not happy about the pivot of the company’s logo (but hey, who likes changes anyway?).

Dunking later explained that it is a part of their major rebranding and shifting focus to fancier coffee. Don’t worry the doughnuts will still be there (just not in the logo).


2. Popular weight loss programme “Weight Watchers” just opened a spot on the stadium.

Aren’t you pissed off that such activities like hanging out with friends and watching sports always involves extremely unhealthy food?

As a huge supporter of the healthy movement, I was happy to find out that Weigh Watchers opened a spot where fans of Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders finally got an opportunity to chose a healthy meal against a hot dog.

WW Freestyle Café: BKLN’s menu, curated by Iron Chef Cat Cora, includes several Mediterranean-inspired entrees, sides, and a dessert. There’s a Mediterranean Buddha Bowl, Sesame Lamb Meatballs, Baked Jalapeño Poppers, Grilled Street Corn, and a Toasted Pistachio Brownie Bite.

If you are a subscriber, some of the recipes are already in the app.


3. Dunkin Doughnuts is launching coffee inspired beer.

Aaand another novelty from Dunkin’! The company is partnering up with Harpoon Brewery to release a limited edition exclusive Dunkin’ Coffee Porter, a beer with a heavy dose of Dunkin’s Espresso Blend Coffee. The 6% ABV brew will be available nationwide, or, at least, in the 25 states where the employee-owned brewery distributes its beer.


4. World Famous Sotheby’s Wine Auction Offers Up a Rare, Historic Burgundy Collection.

Storing wine in the cellar for decades seems a bit off, at least for us, Millenials. Others though prefer to buy potentially great harvest wines fast in order to sell them for big prices in a few decades. Look at it from an investment perspective.

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC), with vintages ranging from 1937-1964, pulled from the personal collection of the most influential wine professional – Mr. Robert Drouhin, will include:

16 lots of Romanée Conti from 1937-1964, ranging in price from $13,000-$40,000 per lot, magnums included.

23 lots of DRC La Tâche (from various 1941-1964 vintages) will also be on display, sold for $3,000- $26,000 per lot.

47 lots of 1947-1964 DRC Richebourg will be sold from $5,000-$15,000, and last but not least, nine lots of Maison Joseph Drouhin Grands Crus will go for $4,000-$12,000, hailing from the appellations of Musigny, Bonnes Mares, Clos de la Roche, and Griotte Chambertin, all from the 1959, 1961, and 1962 vintages.


5. Oracle implements blockchain technology to beer supply chain

You have probably heard and tried to run away from the word “blockchain” many times but the truth is – it is getting into our lives sooner than we think. Initially know as decentralized technology, famous for its security features and is best known as the basis for exchanges of cryptocurrency like Bitcoin.

This implementation will allow beer lovers to scan the QR code on the bottle, see where the ingredients are coming from, how the beer is made and most importantly, for the supply chain to track down product recalls and minimize the quantities that need to be revoked.


6. Michelin Guide Announces 2019 Stars for Great Britain.

Like a cherry on a pie, here is the last piece of the news for today.

Get your bookmarks clean and ready, here goes the list of most delicious and honored restaurants in the UK that you may want to pay attention to:

Three Stars


The Araki

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Two Stars


Core (New entry)

Bloomsbury (New entry)


Dinner by Heston

Le Gavroche

The Greenhouse

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

Sketch Lecture Room & Library


The Ledbury


Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

One Star


Brat (New entry)

Ikoyi (New entry)

Sabor (New entry)

Hide (New entry) 

Leroy (New entry)

Roganic (New entry)


Hakkasan Hanway Place

The Ninth

Pied à Terre

City Social

Club Gascon

La Dame de Pic

The Clove Club


The Harwood Arms

The River Cafe





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