Tag: Food

Tasting Notes On The Hotly Debated Popeyes Chocolate-Filled Beignets

After holding their own in the vicious world of chicken tenders, causing straight-up pandemonium in the fried chicken sando market, and killing it with the side options (Cajun fries? Red beans and rice? Come on!) it appears that Popeyes is making a play in the dessert game. McDonald’s has soft serves and sundaes, Wendy’s has […]

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Some Hot Pockets Recalled Over Possible Glass and Plastic

Nestlé Prepared Foods has recalled more than 700,000 pounds of frozen pepperoni Hot Pockets that may contain pieces of glass and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said on Friday. The recall was issued after Nestlé received four separate consumer complaints of “extraneous materials” in pepperoni Hot Pockets, the […]

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We Tasted Shake Shack’s Controversial New Korean-Inspired Menu

Shake Shack just delivered one of the best fast-food chicken sandwiches currently on the market. Trust me on this, I don’t throw around chicken-based praise lightly and I’ve been at this game for a long time (in internet years). I was there in the trenches during the insanity that was the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich rollout. […]

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Looking for a few good bagels

One of the small joys I’ve found during the pandemic is visiting my local and most favorite coffee shack. We all know what a coffee shack is — it’s the little tiny house-like-structures in parking lots, on the sides of the road, dotting nearly every corner in any Alaska town. It feels like everyone has […]

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How to Pretend You’re in Tunis Tonight

While your travel plans may be on hold, you can pretend you’re somewhere new for the night. Around the World at Home invites you to channel the spirit of a new place each week with recommendations on how to explore the culture, all from the comfort of your home. There are worse places to be […]

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Rihanna And H.E.R. Invest In Black Woman-Owned Business

NewsOne Featured Video After landing a huge investment from mogul Jay-Z, a Black-owned business has garnered more support from other stars. According to Forbes, Rihanna and H.E.R. have invested in Denise Woodard’s health-conscious brand Partake Foods. The Series A financing round builds upon an exceptional year for Partake, whose products can now be found in […]

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This Omakase Pop-Up Reveals How Chefs Are Innovating To Stay Afloat

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, businesses across the country – especially local restaurants – have once again been forced to close their doors. Many shuttering for good. According to a September 2020 analysis by Yelp, Hawaii, California, and Nevada have the highest rate of permanent restaurant closures, with Los Angeles having the record number […]

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Black Entrepreneur Aims To Combat Food Insecurity In Chicago Through Grocery Store

NewsOne Featured Video A Black entrepreneur is on a mission to combat food insecurity in Chicago. According to Block Club Chicago, Liz Abunaw is opening a fresh food market to ensure that residents on the West Side have access to affordable and healthy food options. “From a social infrastructure standpoint, a grocery store is part […]

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Some Covid Survivors Haunted by Loss of Smell and Taste

Michele Miller, of Bayside, N.Y., was infected with the coronavirus in March and hasn’t smelled anything since then. Recently, her husband and daughter rushed her out of their house, saying the kitchen was filling with gas. She had no idea. “It’s one thing not to smell and taste, but this is survival,” Ms. Miller said. […]

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Twitter Users Are Feeling Nostalgic Over Childhood Restaurant Experiences

We’ve all been there: dunking on a younger sibling or cousin for celebrating their gross high school relationship “monthiversary” at Olive Garden because they think it’s fancy. And we’ve been the roasted cousin in that scenario, too. Accidentally believing that chain restaurants are the height of fine dining is a rite of passage, precisely because […]

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Brazil Is Famous for Its Meat. But Vegetarianism Is Soaring.

RIO DE JANEIRO — After years of whipping up large vegan meals for an ashram in the mountains outside Rio de Janeiro, Luiza de Marilac Tavares found her life upended, and herself out of a job, when the pandemic forced the center to shut down. She started cooking from home, hoping to make ends meet […]

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Watch This Animal Rights Activist Punk Fox Business Into Believing He’s CEO of a Pork Conglomerate

An animal rights activist posed as the incoming CEO of pork giant Smithfield Foods and tricked a Fox Business TV show into giving him a platform to say the treatment of workers and animals at their plants “poses a serious threat in effectively bringing on the next pandemic.” Early Wednesday morning, “Mornings With Maria” host […]

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How Will We Eat in 2021? 11 Predictions to Chew On

Predicting food trends is a dubious exercise in any year, but those who dabble in the dark art of culinary prognostication have never faced a landscape harder to read than 2021. Most forecasters agree that the pandemic and the stumbling economy will not deliver a year of frivolous food or “breakout” cuisines. There will be […]

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Concerns About Covid Strain Cut Off U.K. From Europe

LONDON — Britain was all but cut off from the rest of Europe on Monday, with flights and trains banned by some 40 countries and freight deliveries halted at French ports, as its neighbors tried desperately to stop a fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus from leaping across the English Channel. The sudden disruption left Britain […]

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F.D.A. Wants to Stop Regulating French Dressing

In the grand pantheon of salad dressings, French dressing can be easily forgotten — a sticky, sweet, carrot-colored blend overshadowed by America’s undisputed heavyweight champion of dressings, ranch. But the federal government has shown great interest in the humble dressing, painstakingly regulating since 1950 the ingredients that it must contain and revising the rules at […]

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2020 Was The Year We Learned To Be More Resilient In The Kitchen

2020 may have been the year of our collective discontent, but it was also our year in the kitchen. 54% of Americans report cooking at home more this year; 46% report baking more. As soon as the lockdowns started in March, Google searches for terms like “sourdough” and “banana bread” absolutely skyrocketed. People couldn’t eat […]

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19 Recipes Our Food Staff Cooked on Repeat in 2020

At the end of each year, Spotify releases personalized lists of the songs and artists that users listened to most over the last 12 months. There’s no algorithm to count exactly how many times the Food staff made the recipes below in 2020, but consider it the NYT Cooking version of the streaming giant’s end-of-year […]

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Death to the Negative Restaurant Review

In unfavorable reviews, culinary diction escalates into a form of operatic invective. “Dry” turns to “dusty” or “desiccated.” “Oily” balloons to “oleaginous.” “Sour” curdles to “mouth-puckering.” Why simply call a soup “bitter” when you can hit a harsher note with “acrid” or “astringent”? Some takedown reviews read like a vindictive thesaurus entry: “brown mucoid gloop”; “congealed, […]

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Death to the Negative Restaurant Review

In unfavorable reviews, culinary diction escalates into a form of operatic invective. “Dry” turns to “dusty” or “desiccated.” “Oily” balloons to “oleaginous.” “Sour” curdles to “mouth-puckering.” Why simply call a soup “bitter” when you can hit a harsher note with “acrid” or “astringent”? Some takedown reviews read like a vindictive thesaurus entry: “brown mucoid gloop”; “congealed, […]

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2020 Was The Year That Indigenous Representation Broke Into The Mainstream

I hesitate to say it, both because I’m dubious that progress will continue apace and because I don’t want to jinx anything, but there were more than a few silver linings for Indigenous people in America in 2020. A fair number of hope-inducing bright spots. That’s despite a pandemic that often disproportionately affected our communities, […]

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Austin’s Beloved Torchy’s Tacos is Going National And People Are Hyped

Is Torchy’s Tacos the new Chipotle? No really, we’re asking. Those among us who have visited the Austin-based chain swear by the Torchy’s “Democrat” and “Republican” tacos (the former being an avocado-heavy barbacoa taco; the latter being a modified sausage-dog) and rave about the jerk chicken with mango sour cream. Their positive sentiments seem to […]

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