weekly round-up of our favorite finds from the front lines of food
- Do we really even need to explain what's wrong with the packaging above? Let's just say that a trip to the store this week pushed us a purse too far, and pulling together these examples was way too easy.
- Fresh Air talks with Paul Lukacs about his new book Inventing Wine, A New History Of One Of The World's Most Ancient Pleasures. (link to audio) Your fast fact for the day: "Lead, in fact, will sweeten wine, so lead was used for thousands and thousands of years."
- Whisky makers are taking notice of their largest untapped market, even in Scotland: women. Glasgow women say whisky is no drink for old men. "Long typecast as the definitive male tipple, whisky has a growing appeal for women enthusiasts and in Glasgow a new women's whisky club has been set up, to the delight of distillers." A message to distillers from a couple of whisky-loving women: don't get cute with us. Shoes and purses are lovely, but they do not belong in packaging for grownups. (For what not to do, see above.)
- And for the wackiest cross over of the week for all you girls out there, you can now buy perfume that allegedly smells like dough, brought to you by Pizza Hut. But will you smell cold and stale in the morning?