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Personalized Potatoes Put a New Spin on Mash Notes

by in News, April 5th, 2017

Personalized Potatoes Put a New Spin on Mash NotesWhether you say po-tay-to or po-tah-to, you gotta call a recent marketing move by a startup called Potato Parcel what it is: a strange, starchy stroke of genius.

In mid-March, a bunch of NBA players started posting to social media photos of potatoes bearing messages or images on them that they had received in the mail. Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki got one emblazoned with his own colorful photo. “Whoever sent me this POTATO!!!! Much appreciated….,” he tweeted.

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Americans Are Eating Way Less Beef

by in News, April 4th, 2017

Americans Are Eating Way Less BeefWhere’s the beef? It’s not on Americans’ plates as much as it used to be.

United States consumers ate 19 percent less beef in 2014 than they did in 2005, according to a new report published by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The NRDC calculates that Americans’ reduction in U.S. beef consumption shrank their carbon footprint as much as they would have had they eliminated the annual tailpipe emissions of 39 million cars.

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You Can Get Free Ben & Jerry’s Today

by in News, April 4th, 2017

You Can Get Free Ben & Jerry’s TodayBen & Jerry’s, one of America’s very favorite ice cream brands, is celebrating its annual Free Cone Day today, April 4. The company’s scoop shops, both across the United States and around the globe, are giving out free cones TODAY ONLY! You can get your free ice cream cone from noon until 8 p.m. local time. Just hop over to the Ben & Jerry’s website to find a list of participating locations.

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In Japan, People Will Pay Big Bucks for Ultra-Fancy Fruit

by in News, April 3rd, 2017

In Japan, People Will Pay Big Bucks for Ultra-Fancy FruitWould you pay $27,000 for a couple of melons (if you had $27,000 to throw around)? In Japan, that happens.

Last May, a deep-pocketed bidder shelled out a record-setting 3 million yen ($27,240) for two premium cantaloupe melons in an auction in the Sapporo Central Wholesale Market. And that bidder is not alone in blowing big bucks on primo produce.

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Candy Sandwiches Hit a Sweet Spot on Twitter

by in News, March 27th, 2017

Candy Sandwiches Hit a Sweet Spot on TwitterSomeone on Twitter posted pictures (apparently originally shared by someone else on Instagram) of two very unusual sandwiches on yummy-looking baguettes — one featuring “liquorice allsorts” (those colorful, stripey, sugary, sometimes fruity, gelatinous liquorice candies) and another boasting slices of “chocolate orange” and lettuce, but “no butter.”

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White Chocolate Fans, Your M&M’s Will Soon Be Here

by in News, March 26th, 2017

White Chocolate Fans, Your M&M's Will Soon Be HereWhite chocolate has its devout fans, who think it’s the best chocolate, and its equally dedicated detractors, who may even question whether it really deserves to be called “chocolate” at all.

Those who fall into the former camp will be happy to hear they’ve scored a victory that will melt in their mouth, not in their hand. White chocolate M&M’s (or M&M’s White Chocolate, as they will officially be known) will arrive in stores in May — and they will be there to stay.

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Can You Guess Which Country Is the Healthiest in the World?

by in News, March 24th, 2017

Can You Guess Which Country Is the Healthiest in the World?Pasta lovers, rejoice. Living (and eating!) like an Italian could be the key to a long, healthy life.

Geographically, Italy may sit in the southern part of Europe, but its health is apparently tops. The Mediterranean nation is No. 1 on the newly released Bloomberg Global Health Index, a ranking of 163 countries by healthfulness around the globe. Italy’s healthiness may be attributable to the country’s cuisine, with its emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and fish, and extra virgin olive oil, BloombergMarkets suggests.

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Is Mermaid Toast an Instagram Trend with Legs?

by in News, March 23rd, 2017

Is Mermaid Toast an Instagram Trend with Legs?Oh, Instagram foodies, you devourers of whimsical and colorful creatures. Lately you’ve branched out from rainbows and unicorns, and moved onto a new obsession: mermaid toast.

Miami-based food stylist and photographer Adeline Waugh, who posts images of her super-aesthetically pleasing culinary creations under the fitting handle @vibrantandpure, has just sent Instagram into flip turns of excitement. The reason? Her image of a slice of bread spread in swirling strokes with almond milk cream cheese blended with blue and green algae powders and liquids. The aquatically inspired toast is flecked with a few flakes of something golden and sparkly (gold leaf flakes, it seems), making it extra otherworldly and Insta-worthy.

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Food Network Scores 9 Daytime Emmy Award Nominations

by in News, March 22nd, 2017

Fresh off of last week’s news that both Ina Garten and Andrew Zimmern earned coveted James Beard Award nominations, we here at Food Network have another reason to celebrate. The nominations for the Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Wednesday, and Food Network racked up nine, while Travel Channel collected two. The 44th annual awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, honors exceptional work by people and programs broadcast on daytime TV (airing 2 a.m. to 6 p.m.) in 2016.

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Mayonnaise Gets Its Moment at 2 Pop-Up Cafes in Japan

by in News, March 22nd, 2017

Mayonnaise Gets Its Moment at 2 Pop-Up Cafes in JapanPeople tend to have their favorite condiments. Ketchup on everything? Mustard for the win? Hey, whatever floats your boat. Those who are partial to mayonnaise now have bragging rights over this: Japan is erecting two temporary shrines to the creamy-white food topper.

Kewpie mayonnaise, a Japanese mayo with a cultlike following (it even has its own museum), is opening a dedicated pop-up “Kewpie mayo café” first in Tokyo (March 1-31) and then in Nagoya (April 3-30). The cafes will feature “a menu of ‘Mayonnaise Magic’ that improves texture, richness and umami by using mayonnaise” — not only as an ingredient in salads, but also to fry, bake and saute foods — according to a press release (translation from Japanese via Google Translate).

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