Tag: Food

Lots of Food Gets Tossed. These Food-Waste Apps Let You Buy It, Cheap.

In Hammond, Ind., Jerry Wash, a retired railroad ticket agent, said he regularly looked to see what’s available at his local Meijer. “We wake up in the morning, you know, most people are checking their social media,” he said. “We’re checking Flashfood.” Mr. Wash said he and his wife, Jody, didn’t shop at the regular […]

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Food Supply Disruption Is Another Front for Russian Falsehoods

When the Dutch government announced plans in June to reduce certain greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 70 percent, farmers erupted in protest, saying the move would in effect, force them out of business. They clogged traffic on highways with their tractors, dumped manure in the streets and set bales of hay on fire. […]

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In NYC, Some Doors Now Close at 10 p.m.

If you see “Moulin Rouge” on Broadway on a Thursday at 8 p.m. and get out of the theater after 10:30, definitely do not take the train down to Wo Hop expecting to get some 11 p.m. lo mein. The subway is back to running all night, but the Chinatown institution that was once open […]

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Do Food Sensitivity Tests Work?

Some tests claim to determine your sensitivity to hundreds of foods and ingredients by measuring the “bioresonance” of your hair, an unproven technique used in holistic or complementary medicine that involves measuring the energy wavelengths coming from your body. Others measure the levels of certain antibodies, called IgG antibodies, in your blood. Still other tests, […]

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A Tweet Roasting Restaurant Chains Has Many Small Town Food Lovers Up In Arms

In the world of online foodie discourse — which is a bigger thing than you’re probably giving it credit for, see: random restaurants trending nearly every day — giant chain restaurants don’t have a lot of advocates. No one is really that eager to talk about the finer aspects of Chili’s menu, rave about how […]

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Everyone Is Speculating What The Hell The Creators Of This 9/11-Themed Menu Were Thinking

Tasteless doesn’t even begin to describe a Manassas Virginia Country Club’s attempt at commemorating 9/11 with a special themed Patriot Day Seafood menu that included menu options like the Remeber-tini, Pentagon Pie, and 2977 Chowder. If you’re scratching your head at that last one, 2977 is a reference to the number of people who died […]

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The Best Food & Drinks At Kentucky’s Bourbon Distilleries For Bourbon Heritage Month

As the whiskey boom continues, just about everything about the industry is changing. Rapidly. One of the sectors where that’s most evident is in the distillery experience. Not long ago, visiting a big or small distillery was mostly about touring a factory and/or barrel house, and then tasting some whiskey at the end. Over time, […]

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Starbucks Launched Their Fall Menu– Here’s What’s Good And What’s Trash

Nearly twenty years ago, Starbucks first unveiled the Pumpkin Spice Latte and it pretty much broke America. Ever since that fateful day we’ve been living in the aftermath and every year around this time people absolutely lose their f*cking minds over pumpkin (or pumpkin-spice)–flavored food products. Store shelves get stocked with an unusually high number […]

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As Gavin Newsom Builds His National Brand, Will He Leave California Workers Behind?

On Friday, August 26, thousands of people rallied at the capitol building—including some fast food workers who had already been camping there in support of AB257—as  United Farm Workers members finished a 335-mile journey through the fields of California’s Central Valley. After marching for three weeks, often in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, the workers and […]

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Why Totino’s Needs 25 Ways to Make Pizza Rolls

It takes about 21 ingredients to make a Totino’s pizza roll, the bite-size snack that soared in popularity during the pandemic as people sought easy-to-make meals. And on any given day since last winter, at least one of those ingredients, if not many, has either been difficult to find or insanely expensive. The shortages became […]

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Deadly Floods Devastate an Already Fragile Pakistan

Across Pakistan, torrents of floodwater have ripped away mountainsides, swept buildings off their foundations and roared through the countryside, turning whole districts into inland seas. More than 1,100 people have died so far, and more than one million homes have been damaged or destroyed. After nearly three months of incessant rain, much of Pakistan’s farmland […]

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Buy Now, Pay Later: Going Into Debt for Groceries

Josh Roberts didn’t think twice about taking out a loan to pay for groceries. It was early in the pandemic, and he was making $16.50 an hour working for a technology company in Cincinnati while supporting his sister and her girlfriend. “We were just not making enough to live,” he said. So he started buying […]

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These neurons have food on the brain

A gooey slice of pizza. A pile of crispy French fries. Ice cream dripping down a cone on a hot summer day. When you look at any of these foods, a specialized part of your visual cortex lights up, according to a new study from MIT neuroscientists. This newly discovered population of food-responsive neurons is […]

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The Fried Chicken Inflation Index

If you are walking anywhere in London and spot Elijah Quashie, a.k.a. The Chicken Connoisseur, he would be grateful if you resist the urge to make a fuss. Do not shout “Chicken guy!” or ask him to record a happy birthday greeting to a friend on your mobile phone. If you have comments or questions, […]

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We All Know Food Waste Is A Major Issue…But What Can You (Realistically) Do About It?

Admittedly, grocery shopping can sometimes feel more like a long-form exercise in impulse control than a practical errand. It takes character to refuse the siren call of, say, boutique strawberries that are reportedly 65% sweeter than their plebeian counterparts (at only twice the price!). And in an era when your standard supermarket carries 36 different […]

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Reviews Of Casa Bonita, The Beloved Restaurant Owned By South Park’s Creators, Paint A Unique Experience

Opening a restaurant isn’t easy (operating one seems even harder) and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are learning that the hard way. Nearly a year after they bought the beloved Denver restaurant, Casa Bonita, with the hopes of restoring it and revamping the menu, the restaurant still isn’t open and it doesn’t […]

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At Salvage Stores, the Fan Base for Food Deals Grows

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. ASHEVILLE, N.C. — In a world where a jar of peanut butter costs a dollar more than it did last year and the price of a gallon of conventional milk inches up to $6 in some cities, […]

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Scientists Boost Soy Crops Through Improved Photosynthesis

For decades, scientists have pursued a tantalizing possibility for bolstering food supplies and easing hunger for the world’s poorest: improving photosynthesis, the biological process in plants that sustains nearly all life on Earth. Now, researchers say that by using genetic modifications to increase the efficiency of photosynthesis, they significantly increased yields in a food crop, […]

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Can Costco’s $10 Carry-Out Pizza Compete With Delivery? We Put It To A Blind Taste Test.

Costco’s pizza is a classic at this point. The superstore has been serving pizza by the slice and carry-out since 1989. While they’ve discontinued their Supreme pie in a lot of markets, their Cheese and Pepperoni slices and pies are still hugely popular. In fact, if you tally the numbers, Costco is one of the […]

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Why Does My Stomach Hurt? It’s Not Because I Eat at Restaurants for a Living

I’ve never known what it means to have normal digestion. That’s especially hard when your profession centers on eating. As a food reporter, I usually dine out a few times a week. Since I’ve taken to the road in recent months to scout restaurants around the country for The Times’s fall list of favorites, back-to-back […]

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Ukraine’s First U.N. Grain Ship Prepares to Depart for Africa

PIVDENNYI PORT, Ukraine — Sailors in blue and orange coveralls milled around on the deck of the freighter Brave Commander on Sunday as a series of chutes and conveyors loaded the ship’s cargo bay with 23,000 metric tons of wheat bound for Africa. The Brave Commander, a Lebanese-flagged freighter, was scheduled to depart later in […]

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Chris Gethard Talks To Us About New Jersey Food And Only New Jersey Food

These days, Chris Gethard is practically a media brand unto himself. Former host of the wildly inventive Chris Gethard Show, he’s also a stand-up comic (currently playing a residency in Edinburgh, Scotland until August 28), the host of the very lovely and human Beautiful/Anonymous podcast, and also hosts the hilarious and wonderful New Jersey Is […]

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New J-WAFS-led project combats food insecurity

Today the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT announced a new research project, supported by Community Jameel, to tackle one of the most urgent crises facing the planet: food insecurity. Approximately 276 million people worldwide are severely food insecure, and more than half a million face famine conditions.     To better […]

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N.Y.C. Will Expand Compost Pickup to Queens in October

What happens to food scraps in the garbage is both gross (rats, garbage juice) and weighty (methane emissions, climate crisis). In New York, the fate of old food has recently inflamed passions and caused a political stink. But now, the city is trying to move past compost “drama” with a new plan to help more […]

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Jacques Pépin, in Search of Lost Cars and Cuisine

While the French famously obsess about the dilution of their culture at home, it is not unfair to say that their great nation’s cultural sway appears to have dwindled in the larger world as well. To give two examples that touch me where I live, the primacy of French cuisine — once regarded as the […]

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