All Posts By Amy Reiter

Amy Reiter is a writer and editor based in New York. A regular contributor to The Los Angeles Times, she has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Glamour, Marie Claire and Wine Spectator, among other print publications, as well as for websites including The Daily Beast, MSN, Babble, AOL/Huffington Post and Salon, where she was a longtime editor and senior writer.

What Are Millennial Foodies Eating?

by in News, July 25th, 2016

Millennials are into food — big-time. Nearly half — 46 percent — of Americans ages 25 to 33 consider themselves “foodies,” as do 42 percent of those ages 13 to 33, according to a new survey by youth marketing and millennial research firm Ypulse. And no, the recession really didn’t do much to quell these young people’s hunger for new and different food experiences.

“To get through the financial crises, young consumers opted to spend on experiences instead of expensive material goods like houses or cars,” Ypulse asserted. “As a result, food has become a new status symbol and a form of social currency.”

One look at the food porn on Instagram will bear this out.

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Would You Drink a Latte That’s Blue?

by in News, July 23rd, 2016

Would You Drink a Latte That’s Blue?What is it with the blue drinks, people?

A few weeks ago, we told you about a blue wine (a deep royal blue, if we’re getting specific about our hues) being launched by a group of Spanish entrepreneurs. Now comes news that the cerulean-sipping trend is extending to the world of hot beverages as well.

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Why There’s a Hole in the Center of Your Spaghetti Spoon

by in News, July 20th, 2016

Why There’s a Hole in the Center of your Spaghetti SpoonPop quiz! The hole in the center of your spaghetti spoon/ladle serves what nifty purpose? A) to seamlessly strain your pasta water; B) to gaze through for a new pasta-rific perspective on life; C) to measure out a perfect single serving of spaghetti.

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Is Eating More Salad the Key to Happiness?

by in News, July 19th, 2016

Is Eating More Salad the Key to Happiness?“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is one thing. We know that eating fruits and vegetables has long-term health benefits, including reducing our risk for cancer and heart disease. But a new study shows that increasing our fruit-and-veggie consumption may actually make us happier and that those positive psychological benefits may be felt fairly soon after our diet improves.

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America Is Becoming a Nation of Online Grocery Shoppers

by in News, July 18th, 2016

America Is Becoming a Nation of Online Grocery ShoppersDo you shop for groceries online? If so, you are among a rapidly growing group of Americans. Fully 31 percent of U.S. adults — and 45 percent of all Internet shoppers — say they have bought food products online in the past six months, according to a Harris Poll survey conducted in June.

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Kosher Salt vs. Table Salt: What’s the Difference?

by in News, July 15th, 2016

Kosher Salt vs. Table Salt: What’s the Difference?It’s probably happened to everyone: You’re trying out a new recipe, and you get to the step that instructs you to add salt, but you realize you don’t have kosher salt on hand, only regular table salt — or maybe vice versa. So you figure: “What’s the difference, anyway? Salt is salt, right?”

Well, yes and no. And if you substitute one for the other, you may end up with something that is either way too salty or bland as can be. Why?

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Is Surge Pricing Coming to Your Favorite Food-Delivery Service?

by in News, July 14th, 2016

Is Surge Pricing Coming to Your Favorite Food-Delivery Service?Is your favorite food-delivery app about to go all Uber on you and charge you a higher price for bringing dinner to your door when the weather is cruddy or there’s a big convention of hungry eaters in town? That is precisely what one industry insider, Michael DiBenedetto, co-founder and CEO of food-delivery search engine Bootler, is predicting.

“Brace yourself: Surge pricing is coming to on-demand food delivery,” DiBenedetto warns in an article on VentureBeat. “The delivery companies cannot afford their driver fleets without making this change. It’s sheer economics and a trend that will shape the future of online food ordering.”

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Trend Watch: Boozy Ice Creams Are Now Very Cool

by in News, July 13th, 2016

Trend Watch: Boozy Ice Creams Are Now Very CoolSometimes, on a hot summer day, when you’re in the mood to indulge yourself, you may find yourself debating whether to pour yourself a cool glass of wine or a brisk cocktail or to scoop up some ice cream. Nowadays, however, you really don’t need to choose.

Alcohol-infused frozen treats have been around for a few years (we told you about wine ice cream more than a year ago), but, Money magazine declares, boozy ice pops, sorbet and ice cream are “hitting their stride in 2016.”

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Competitive Eater Gobbles 25 1/2 Bowls of Kale in 8 Minutes

by in News, July 12th, 2016

Competitive Eater Gobbles 25.5 Bowls of Kale in 8 MinutesWhen you think of competitive-eating contests, you probably think hot dogs and Coney Island, or maybe chicken wings and Philadelphia — but Buffalo is trying to stake its claim to be the home of competitive kale eating.

During the two-day Taste of Buffalo food festival, the Western New York burg hosted the “first-ever sanctioned kale-eating contest” on Saturday, July 9. Billed as the World’s Healthiest Eating Championship, the event took place on the steps of city hall.

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Airport Dining Is About to Hit a New Altitude

by in News, July 10th, 2016

Airport Dining Is About to Hit a New AltitudeGreetings, weary travelers. Here’s something to nourish your famished souls: Airport dining is undergoing a major transformation, upping its culinary game in a big way.

So reports Eater, pointing to the work of OTG Management, a New York company that oversees 200 restaurants and retail establishments in 10 U.S. airports, including United Airlines’ hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, in New Jersey, which is undergoing a $120 million overhaul. The company is also planning to boost the food and beverage offerings in the United terminal at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and in the American Airlines area of Philadelphia International Airport, and says it will add “up to seven” new terminals to its roster in 2017, Eater notes.

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