Archive for the ‘Food Culture’ Category

Feeding the World, One Kumquat at a Time

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Before you see the chunky wooden furniture, smell the subtly sweet aroma of toasting grains, or taste the luxurious silkiness of pulverized banana, the bass heavy pulse put out by Locol’s in-house speakers will tell you everything you need to know about the restaurant’s modus operandi. The sound of clattering silverware and pans adds percussion […]

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Anthony Bourdain Hates Pumpkin Spice

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Coffee, almonds, cookie dough, and much more. Pumpkin Spice is a craze that has spread to almost every food item imaginable. From college students desperately trying to stay awake through their seven am intro psychology class, to senior citizens enjoying a warm cup of comfort on a cold day, this simple flavor has people of […]

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Why School Lunches Are Going Totally Local

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

The history of school lunch is not commonly recognized for featuring very many concessions to contemporary culinary fads. Seasons pass, people change, and technology marches onward, yet make your way to any modern grade school cafeteria and there’s a good chance that you’ll find the same half-frozen corn dogs and fruit cocktail cups that you […]

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Feeding the World, One Kumquat at a Time

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Before you see the chunky wooden furniture, smell the subtly sweet aroma of toasting grains, or taste the luxurious silkiness of pulverized banana, the bass heavy pulse put out by Locol’s in-house speakers will tell you everything you need to know about the restaurant’s modus operandi. The sound of clattering silverware and pans adds percussion […]

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Is Egg-Free Mayonnaise Too Good to Be True?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Vegan sandwich aficionados across the country rejoiced when Hampton Creek unveiled a new eggless mayonnaise spread in 2013. The product, which is cheekily named Just Mayo, has since garnered a steady flow of glowing reviews from professional chefs and home cooks alike. Featuring a flawlessly rich flavor and an accurately unctuous texture, it has quickly […]

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Which is Better for You: Smoothies or Juicing?

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

The newest health food craze is juicing. Before that, it was smoothies. So, which is really better for you? Fruit smoothies involve blending whole fruits and vegetables with milk, yogurt, juice or even water. They provide you with essential minerals and vitamins and are an easy way to provide your body with the essential nutrients […]

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Bakeries Ring Changes on Sweet and Savory Pastries

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Donuts, pies, waffles: we think of them as sweet treats, reserved for special mid-morning treats or tasty desserts. But think again. According to a recent article in the New York Times, pastries are not only becoming more varied and nuanced; they’re also moving into the category of savory main courses (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/28/nyregion/satisfying-the-sweet-and-savory-tooth.html?_r=0). Reviewing the pastry menus […]

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Why Robots May Soon Take Over Restaurant Kitchens

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Technophiles are having a field day. This is after it was made public that robots will soon be working in restaurants. This innovation has already been successfully implemented in a number of eateries. During a pilot project, humanoid robots were programmed to prepare customers’ sofritas tacos and chicken burritos. The robots carried this out seamlessly. […]

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Brooklyn Goes Too Far with Blue Cheese and Sprinkles Dish

Monday, September 12th, 2016

At what point do daring food creations become truly risky? It seems possible for a silly dish to go too far and end up insulting the customers or embarrassing the chef. At an otherwise artisan restaurant in Brooklyn called Faun, a new cheese plate comes topped with sprinkles, and it’s as ridiculous as it sounds. […]

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Secret KFC Recipe Revealed

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

For as long as people can remember, the KFC fried chicken recipe has been one of the biggest secrets in the fast food industry. A virtual world wonder, a mythical concept forever inaccessible to the public but perpetually embedded in their hearts and minds, has been the subject of intrigue and wonderment; however, a recently […]

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