Naked food heist, the strawberry’s story, protecting Canada’s bagels

Naked food heist, the strawberry’s story, protecting Canada’s bagels

Chew patriot love: Should Canada be protecting its bagels? (Photo by Julia Manzerova) 

• The European Union means business when it comes to protecting the culinary treasures of its members. Could Canada do the same by preventing knock-off versions of the Montreal bagel, Oka cheese and Charlevoix lamb? [Vancouver Sun]

• The Star goes to California to follow a strawberry’s trip to Toronto, including its encounter with eight state lines, one federal border, two trucks, a car, a pickup and eight forklifts. [Toronto Star]

• Vancouver is a notoriously clothing-optional city, but one fellow took it to a new level when he stole a customer’s fries from the drive-through of a Wendy’s. [Vancouver Sun]

• The New York Times explains why we lie awake at 2 a.m. thinking about that tube of raw cookie dough in the freezer. [New York Times]

• Preserving without the preservatives: more Canadians are canning their locally bought ingredients, reviving a nearly dead tradition that allegedly makes for more nourishing food. [Canadian Press]