1. Could the medical system learn from one of the industries most responsible for the spike in chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes? Surgeon and author Atul Gawande thinks so and beautifully explains how in this New Yorker piece about what hospitals could learn from the Cheesecake Factory. Saved room for dessert? Here is Dr. Gawande on NPR.
2. Ace of Cakes left the Food Network a couple years ago, but chef Duff Goldman is turning up the heat on his personal brand. With a line of cake decorating supplies at Michael’s craft stores and a new chain of “Color Me Mine” style cake decorating bakeries in the oven, the brand has never been hotter.
3. Johnny Cupcakes has been touring the coasts selling Tshirts from a tricked out ice cream truck. With limited edition tees packaged in ice cream containers, Haute street wear has never looked so cool.