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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Food media roundup: Kansas City restaurant explodes, Maker's Mark to keep ABV at 45%, and more

A natural gas explosion led to an inferno in one Kansas City restaurant Tuesday night. According to NBC News, 14 were injured and one dead.

After much public outrage over its announcement to lower the alcohol content of its renowned bourbon from 45 percent to 42 percent ABV, Maker's Mark announced via Twitter that it will renege on its decision. How will it solve the supply problem? Sounds like a lot more work for those in the factories over in Kentucky. And now we can keep up with that 3 percent increase in buzz. As if it would have made a difference.

The United Nations has designated 2013 as the International Year of Quinoa. But the demand for the superfood is becoming insatiable, and Bolivia and Peru - the two largest producers of the edible seed - are undergoing economic and environmental structural changes to meet the demand.

Here's an interesting portrayal of portion control. Wisegeek presents a photojournalism piece titled "What Does 200 Calories Actually Look Like? for a number of common foods.

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