Food news roundup

A gallery of cupcakes brightens the morning on The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) food page. Someone had the extremely difficult job of tasting and evaluating local ones. I learned the name of my fave: Slow Burn. Grab a fork and head here.

A fish camp is where guppies make seaweed sleeping bags and sing rousing songs (“99 cans of fish food on the wall, 99 cans of fish food…”). Wrong. Find out the real history in the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer, here.

A coffee cup sculpture will stand at the entrance to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, N.C., which is set to open Feb. 1 near the site of the famous lunch counter sit-ins. Read about it in the Greensboro News & Record, here.

Louisiana farmers are donating rice to Haiti. Read that, along with King Cake information, in the New Orleans Times Picayune, here.

Upscale Dallas restaurants are going down-home by offering haute versions of biscuits and sausage gravy. The Dallas Morning News has the scoop here.

Who cares about the human genome when chocolate is involved? Florida scientists are attempting to crack the code of cacao and the differences in flavor among different varieties. Read about it in the Miami Herald, here.

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