Chew On This: Week 8

Chew on This: Week 8

Welcome to Week 8! So you’ve survived Valentine’s Day. Now you’ve got a few weeks to catch your breath before St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) and the inevitable wave of green-colored food and drink. In honor of the Winter Olympics, we’ve got a couple of athlete-themed links, a Mc’-cease-and-desist and a breakdown of the James Beard semifinalist list.

Olympic Rings

Wondering what all of the athletes at the Olympic Village are scarfing down daily
(and nightly)?

First up from Food & Wine is a breakdown – which includes the 18-page menu – of everything that is being offered to the participants in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 180 chefs are working round the clock!

Wine Culture
Courtesy Photo / Mayacamas

We’ll stick with athletes, but will return to the U.S. for this next story which comes by way of ESPN. A really interesting story about the growing wine culture among NBA players, who are partaking in the grape at parties and team-bonding activities.


From athletes to legal news … Folks in Louisville, Ky., have long been anticipating the opening of Whiskey Dry, the newest venture from Chef Ed Lee.

However, McDonald’s is less than thrilled. The company sent Lee a letter because his “Ed Mac” was a little too close to the “Big Mac” and they asked him to cease and desist. The Louisville Couier-Journal has the story.

James Beard Medal
Courtesy Photo / James Beard Foundation

What should we make of the James Beard Award Semifinalist list that was recently released? Food & Wine has a breakdown of the trends they found. Finalists will be announced March 14 and the winners presented on May 7.

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