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Central’s Week in Brief: April 29, 2011

Every Friday Central brings you stories from the week that you might have missed, but that are definitely worth a look. We’ll feature food news covering everything from the weird to the wonderful in the world of restaurants, schools, the military and more.  It’s our way to help you go into the weekend with a little extra knowledge and maybe even a project or recipe to try out!

Image from MorgeFileThis week with the Royal Wedding at the top of pretty much everyone’s mind (it’s a little unavoidable), we here at Central thought it would be fun to compile a list of Royal Wedding treats for you to enjoy at home.

1)       Baskin Robbins is offering a six-inch single tier ice cream cake with chocolate mousse ice cream inside and white and blue English roses outside.  The single tier version will go for about $19.99 while a two-tiered version will be a little more expensive.

 2)       If cake isn’t your thing, you can order up a set of Royal cookies from Eleni’s in New York (a nut free bakery for those with dietary restrictions).   The set comes with 16 cookies including a Royal Crest, the British flag and a (somewhat creepy) version of the new bride and groom with their pictures on top of decorated bodies.

3)       With all these sweets you’ll need something to wash it all down. Our first option is non-alcoholic and very appropriate for English Royalty.  Designers Donkey Creative Lab in Germany concocted a classic blend of tea with Will and Kate cutouts attached to the top of the tea bags (to hang out on your tea cup).

4)       If you’re a little more rowdy (and happen to be in England) you could also wash down the sweets with a pint of Kiss Me Kate beer from Castle Rock Brewery in the East Midlands and Yorkshire.   Adrian Redgrove, Castle Rock’s head brewer, says, “Kiss Me Kate will be elegant, tasteful and British to the core. It’ll be brewed to 5%, pale in colour and, we’re sure it’ll be the ideal way to toast the couple’s future happiness. We’ll certainly be enjoying it in our celebrations here at the brewery.”

5)       And if you’re just dying to know about all things Royal Wedding food, including what Elizabeth I and George VI had for their wedding breakfast, you can visit royalweddingfood.com.  They have all of the food gossip you crave, but will help you save on the calories (especially after all that cake and beer!).   You can also pick up some fun souvenirs, like the commemorative plate below.

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