What we're reading: March 29

A round-up of food-related articles and recipes we're digging into today.

What We're Reading:

The Starvation Vacation

(The Wall Street Journal) Christina Binkley signed up for what she thought was a relaxing Malibu retreat, but found herself jailed in a super strict detox boot camp.

Why William and Kate's choice of cake-maker is causing a stir

(The Independent) The royal couple has settled on a multi-tiered fruit cake for their wedding breakfast, which will be designed by Fiona Cairns, whose cakes are sold in Harrods, Selfridges and Waitrose. But rival cakemakers find the choice controversial. The Independent reports: "I'm surprised they've chosen someone who designs cakes for a supermarket," said one, "and brides don't tend to go for fruit these days."

 New Karl Lagerfeld Diet Coke Bottles Will Hit Shelves June 2011

(Racked) Famous fashion designed Karl Lagerfeld has collaborated with Vitamic DC to design a new Diet Coke bottle, which will be available in select specialty stores this summer.

Bananas Could Make Cars Leaner, Greener

(Wired) Fruit fibers from bananas and pineapples could produce a plastic up to three to four times stronger and 30 percent lighter than the currently used petroleum-based plastics, Brazilian scientists have discovered. The innovation could reduce the weight of cars, increasing fuel efficiency.


What We're Craving:

Healthy Girl Scout Cookie Makeovers

(Lentil Breakdown) Try chocolate-covered mint leaf Thin Mint or a pineapple ring Samoa.

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