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Italy Bans Molecular Gastronomy Ingredients and Future Hot Dogs in Today's Eater's Digest.

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Italy has banned the ingredients used for Molecular Gastronomy from their restaurants "for the security of it's citizens." The ingredients are still okay for use in industrial foods and the ban expires December 31st of this year. Read the whole story at Caput Mundi Cibus.

More after the jump...

Curious about what exactly Molecular Gastronomy is? We were too. Check out Food Lab 2010 and read about the trials and tribulations of one food blogger's journey into the distressing challenging world of Molecular Gastronomy.

A couple weeks ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced it wants the hot dog redesigned into a more kid-friendly shape, for safety reasons. Blogger Ravi Sawhney decided to lend a hand and share his thoughts of what the new future shape of the hot dog could be. Click here to see his ideas.

Bacon Fat Caramels wrapped in butter wrappers. Need we say more?

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