Making History Mondays is a weekly digest of American food news from the around the web. These are the stories that are changing American foodways and impacting the way we eat.
- BISON BURGERS: National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis has announced major changes to the food offered at National Parks, with the aim to offer healthier more sustainable food options.
- BOOKS WITH YOUR BREAD: In the wake of numerous failed online grocery stores, Amazon, Inc is planning to challenge the market by introducing AmazonFresh delivered groceries. With the possibility of bringing local produce directly to your door, the e-commerce giant is looking to expand its preliminary program that has been running for five years in Seattle.
- HORSE MEAT: Efforts to expand horse slaughtering for food in the United States have hit a road block in New Mexico.
- …PEANUTS AND A PRIZE: For the first time since they began selling their product in 1893, the iconic brand Cracker Jack is introducing two new flavors – Kettle Corn and Butter Toffee – as well as “enhanced prizes” that utilize a new Cracker Jack mobile app.
- GULP: Smithsonian Magazine takes an in-depth look at the history of 7-11’s Big Gulp. When introduced, the standard soda serving was 6 ounces. The 32 ounce drink now pales in comparison to its larger siblings – including the 52 ounce X-Treme Gulp, the 64 ounce Double Gulp, and the massive 1 gallon Team Gulp.
- FARMERS MARKETS: With feet firmly planted in Farmers Market season, there’s some standard questions that will help you get the most out of your experience. However, there’s also some questions to avoid.