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Chocolate Peanut Butter Twinkies Are Here to Rock Your Snack Break

by in News, July 11th, 2017

Chocolate Peanut Butter Twinkies Are Here to Rock Your Snack BreakEverything 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.”

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Raise Your Hand If You Want Rosé-Scented Armpits

by in News, July 10th, 2017

Raise Your Hand If You Want Rosé-Scented ArmpitsWould 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!”

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Butter Shortage in France Could Drive Up the Price of Croissants

by in News, July 7th, 2017

Butter Shortage in France Could Drive Up the Price of CroissantsOh 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.

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Incredibly Organized Pantry Puts Yours to Shame

by in News, July 6th, 2017

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Incredibly Organized Pantry Puts Yours to ShameIt 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

Citrus Coffee Soda Promises Everything You Love in One Sip

by in News, June 30th, 2017

Citrus Coffee Soda Promises Everything You Love in One SipIt’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.

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Cook Hands-Free with Food Network’s In the Kitchen App

by in News, June 30th, 2017

Cook with Me ITK AppYou’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

Lorde Is Lord of the Onion Rings

by in News, June 29th, 2017

Lorde Is Lord of the Onion RingsIn 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.

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Is the Key to Healthy Eating Giving Foods ‘Indulgent’ Descriptions?

by in News, June 28th, 2017

Is the Key to Healthy Eating Giving Foods 'Indulgent' Descriptions?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.

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Astronauts May Soon Bake Bread in Space

by in News, June 25th, 2017

Astronauts May Soon Bake Bread in SpaceNext 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.)

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Why Does Your Steak ‘Weep’?

by in News, June 23rd, 2017

Why Does Your Steak 'Weep'?That red liquid dripping from your raw filet mignon or rump roast? Blood, right? Nope, not blood … “weep.”

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