by Amy Reiter in News, July 11th, 2017
by Amy Reiter in News, July 10th, 2017
Everything old is new again — especially when the old thing is actually trying something new and different.
The Hostess Twinkie is a classic, around since 1930 — not counting that bankruptcy blip that saw the snack cakes disappear from store shelves in 2012, only to be reintroduced the following year – and instantly recognizable for its gold-hued sponge-cake exterior and white “creamy filling.”
by Amy Reiter in News, July 7th, 2017
Would you like a deodorant that smells like millennial spirit? We have some good news and some bad news for you.
The good news: A San Francisco-based company called Native Deodorant, which makes its paraben- and aluminum-free products with simple, all-natural, non-toxic ingredients, has just introduced a trio of brunch-themed scents, packaged in a boxed set offering “mimosa, sangria, and of course rose!”
by Amy Reiter in News, July 6th, 2017
Oh la vache! The French are facing a serious butter shortage, which may prompt them to feel the pinch at patisseries and boulangeries across the country.
by Amy Reiter in News, June 30th, 2017
It probably won’t come as any kind of surprise to you that Gwyneth Paltrow’s pantry is, almost assuredly, more organized than yours. But just how much more organized it is may stun you a bit. Really, you might want to sit down before you take in this photo of the actress-turned-lifestyle guru’s kitchen closet recently posted on Instagram.
The fresh white larder in East Hamptons, New York, home is all carefully aligned beverage bottles (sparkling waters, mostly), prettily labeled mason jars, and lined woven baskets of various sizes, with handwritten tags letting a hungry prowler know without having to paw through the contents what they will find inside: “mixes,” “rice,” “grains,” “legumes + seeds” — and three large baskets of “pasta.” (So much pasta, Gwyneth!) Read more
by Julie Hines in News, June 30th, 2017
It’s a hot summer afternoon and you’re trying decide whether you want the boost of an iced coffee, the fizz of a carbonated beverage or the quench of a citrus drink. You actually don’t have to make a choice. A new citrus coffee soda called Keepers is blending all three into one reputedly refreshing drink. (Grub Street just called it quite possibly “the drink of the season.”)
A citrus coffee soda? The sparkling beverage blends “fresh lemon and lime juice with whole tangerines,” adds that to “freshly roasted single origin Ethiopian coffee beans” and brews it using “a Japanese flash brewing method” (boiled water plus ice) that gives it an especially “bright, refreshing flavor,” the Brooklyn-based startup explains on its website. The citrus-coffee brew is then cooled and carbonated.
by Amy Reiter in News, June 29th, 2017
You’ve just transferred some juicy tomatoes into the pot for a beautiful fresh pasta sauce and go to your phone to see the next step of the recipe, but your hands are covered in tomato juice. Time to stop and wipe off your hands to make sure you keep your phone clean.
Messy hands, meet Cook with Me, a collection of voice-activated recipes in Food Network’s In the Kitchen app where you can command Sage, the recipe assistant, to walk you through each step. There are also instructional videos along the way to make sure you’re on track to a delicious, fail-proof meal. Read more
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.)
That red liquid dripping from your raw filet mignon or rump roast? Blood, right? Nope, not blood … “weep.”