Commonwealth Dessert Lands on F&W Radar; Vermont Maple Producers Go After McDonald’s

Food & Wine travel editor Jen Murphy lists her ten best dishes from travels around the world last year, and one San Francisco entry makes the grade: the cinnamon mille-feuille and cardamom marshmallow with burnt honey ice cream at Commonwealth. [F&W;]

• While you’ve been sitting around debating whether to join food-photo social-media service Foodspotting (which we pointed you to a while back), the start-up has gone and secured itself $3 million in funding. [Mashable, Earlier]

• Think you have a food allergy? Well, you might be wrong. [NYT]

• McDonald’s has gotten itself into a sticky situation with Vermont’s agriculture agency, which objects to Mickey D’s use of the word “maple” in its new Fruit and Maple oatmeal since the product contains no actual maple syrup. [WCAX 3]

• Restaurants and bars added 25,000 jobs last month, likely a good sign for the economy. So if you can’t find a position in your field, there’s always that. [USAT]

• Germany’s dioxin scare, caused by tainted animal feed, has spread to France and Denmark. [NYT]

• Bratty, whiny babies get put on solid food earlier than calmer infants, a study has found. This means the little complainers have a greater chance of growing up to be fat adults. Payback! [Fox News]

• The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas rolled out tweeting refrigerators, among other gadgets. So look forward to lots of Twitter updates about spoiled milk! [CNN]

Commonwealth Dessert Lands on F&W Radar; Vermont Maple Producers Go