Food Business Incubator Coming to Brooklyn; Cupcake Craze Goes Savory

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Maine lawmakers are trying to decide whether to make the whoopie pie the state's official dessert. The sole opposition is a Democrat worried about glorifying a product made with lard.
[AOL News]

A food-focused "business incubator" is planned for one of Brooklyn's lower-income neighborhoods, like Bed-Stuy or Bushwick, where new food companies could be born.
[NY Daily News]

Some 43.6 million Americans or 14 percent of the population continued to rely on food stamps in November, according to the USDA.
[Wall Street Journal]

Max Goldberg, a former Wall Street investment banker, is branding himself as a regular guy who went organic through his popular Twitter feed and blog, livingmaxwell.com.
[NY Times]

Think the cupcake craze is over? In fact, it's just gone savory, like Trader Joe's frozen turkey meat loaf muffins, topped with spinach and mashed potatoes.
[Wall Street Journal]

Fast-food chains are going deal-crazy for Super Bowl Sunday. Papa John's is giving away a $45 gift card every 45 seconds; Qdoba will host Burrito Bowl, a burrito-eating contest.
[Nation's Restaurant News]


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