Small Bites from Around the Country: June 20

By ABC Jun 20, 2012

Hey y’all! Here’s a look at some of the stories we’re reading around The Chew HQ today:

Is the produce you eat covered in pesticides? We’re always talking about eating more fresh produce, but when should you be concerned about what they’re covered with? A new guide from the Environmental Working Group has a handy guide, which gets explained by Chicagoist.

Pie Week is coming up (we know you’re excited!) so here are 5 surprising facts about pies you might not know. This one’s our favorite:

The first pies were filled with meat and called "coffins" which means "basket" or "box."

Not that’s just another reason our vampire-obsessed culture should get into baking more pies!

Another day, another study. Is tea good for you or will it KILL you? A new study suggests that men who drink more than 7 cups of tea per day have an increased risk of prostate cancer. Bummer for you big tea drinkers out there. Maybe it’s time to switch back to coffee?

On a lighter note, here’s a cool video of a guy delivering pizza in NYC using a GPS tracker to follow his route. It’s nifty!

Are Hebrew National hot dogs not kosher? That’s what a new lawsuit claims. Be careful out there, kids.

The Amateur Gourmet
has some tips on faking your way through school in order to secretly become a food writer. We are not recommending this – we’re just reporting news aspiring foodies might be able to use.