Side Dish: More Food on the Web

By: Julia Simon

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

What a Truffle With 443,330 Calories Looks Like: The world’s largest truffle has been created, with Guinness World Record officials weighing in the giant ball of brandy and chocolate at roughly 560 pounds. The British choco-engineers responsible for the truffle plan to chop up it up into 2,000 bite-sized pieces and sell them off to benefit a local children’s hospital. [ dailymail.co.uk]

A Fishy Situation: This year's sockeye salmon returns in the Fraser River, one of the world’s richest salmon streams, are the best in nearly a century, with an estimated 34.5 million red guys headed back upstream. As a point of comparison, only one million sockeye returned last year on their annual run. [ The National Post]

The Death-Defying Happy Meal: What happens when you leave a Happy Meal on your coffee table for six months? Not much. A curious Sally Davies, who purchased the burger-and-fries combo and photographed it daily, noticed zero visible decay after 180 days. McDonald’s issued an official statement regarding Burger-gate 2010, replying, “It is not possible to provide a detailed explanation regarding these claims without knowing the conditions in which these food items were kept.” [ gizmodo.com]

Ronald McDonald Now Pronounces You Man and Wife: The other reason Happy Meals are so happy? Because they may be enjoyed on the happiest day of your life! That’s right, you can now get married at Hong Kong McDonald’s, and if the above story is any indication, you might not even have to take up any freezer room for a year preserving that slice of wedding cake. [ gawker.com]

Here's our round-up of food news, trends and happenings across the web. Check back for more, and tell us what else you're loving in the comments.

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