by Amy Reiter in News, June 29th, 2017
by Amy Reiter in News, June 28th, 2017
In case you hadn’t heard, Lorde is royally into onion rings.
Her predilection for the aromatic fried delicacy all came out in mid June, when someone tipped off the New Zealand news site Newshub that the onion ring fan behind the Instagram account @onionringsworldwide — the bio reads, “Every onion ring I encounter, rated” — had a lot in common with the international pop star.
by Amy Reiter in News, June 25th, 2017
There’s a kids’ book by the wonderfully clever British author and illustrator Lauren Child called I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato, in which a boy named Charlie gets his little sister Lola to happily agree to eat vegetables she insists she does not like by giving them exotic names. Lola won’t go near carrots or peas, but she is thrilled to gobble up “orange twiglets from Jupiter” and “green drops from Greenland” that are “incredibly rare.”
A new study indicates that the whimsical story may be more rooted in reality than it may seem — and not only for kids. Researchers in the department of psychology at Stanford University found an association between the use of “indulgent” words to describe vegetables and people’s inclination to eat them.
by Amy Reiter in News, June 23rd, 2017
Next time you breathe in the heady scent of fresh bread, spare a thought for the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. They are living in a bread-free zone, compelled to cobble together sandwiches using tortillas. (Not that there’s anything wrong with tortillas.)
by Amy Reiter in News, June 21st, 2017
That red liquid dripping from your raw filet mignon or rump roast? Blood, right? Nope, not blood … “weep.”
by Amy Reiter in News, June 20th, 2017
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are not only herbs you keep in your kitchen spice drawer and lyrics you sing in the shower (Are you going to Scarborough Fair?). They’re also artful temporary tattoos you can wear on your arm. In fact, you can wear them wherever you like. Oh, and also? They’re scented.
by Amy Reiter in News, June 18th, 2017
Those of us who are big-time coffee guzzlers probably don’t need another reason to indulge in our favorite beverage, but science has given us one anyway.
by Eric Kim in News, June 16th, 2017
What’s more delightful and decadent than eating cotton candy? How about eating light-up cotton candy? It may sound like magical thinking, but it’s actually a real and available food for sale at the Magic Kingdom.
by Amy Reiter in News, June 15th, 2017
Julia Child once said, “How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?”
The French have delicious, crusty baguettes and boules, sweet brioches. The Italians have tender, toothsome ciabattas and focaccias.
But what do we have?
by Amy Reiter in News, June 14th, 2017
You may have concluded that, when an Australian coffee shop brought us avocado lattes the other week, the land down under had reached its coffee-poured-into-produce limit. Turns out, its baristas were just getting started.
Lady Gaga and Starbucks have embarked on a new romance that seems more good than bad. The pop star and the coffee purveyor have teamed up to spread kindness cup by cup.