The good news: Finally, after nearly a year, there is no Cronut line! The bad news: It’s because Dominique Ansel’s bakery was shut down by the Department of Health for an apparent rodent problem on Friday afternoon. (I wonder what they’re going to do with all those extra Cronuts?)
We know that sugar-rush drinks are bad for us. The links with obesity and obesity-related disease and EXPLOSIONS (see above) are well-established by now. But is raising the cost of these beverages with taxes the best way to respond? Do soda taxes work?
For the most part, the visualization reinforces half-marketed, half-social stereotypes. Coors really does “tap the Rockies,” and people in the Lone Star state actually drink Lone Star. Corona is the beer of beaches—the kids in SoCal love it — though don’t tell Floridians and their Yuengling that. And Milwaukee’s Best is absolutely a popular drink in Milwaukee.
“Scientists have found that marinating pork in beer — yes, beer — can reduce the level of carcinogens”
Newly engineered foods. A TV show satirizing Big Ag. Farming practices that reduce greenhouse gases. Here are the companies that are cooking up new ideas and changing how we think about our food.
That’s hummus company Sabra’s biggest challenge. We hit the road with their food trucks, as they convince snackers to dip for the very first time.
"It tastes… Like a sausage, egg, and cheese from the bodega. But made with an Eggo." - Disrupting Breakfast: Taco Bell’s Waffle Taco Taste Test
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BEHOLD: the Waffle Taco. "Tell my family I love them."
Fast Company staff writer Chris Gayomali reports live from Midtown, Manhattan for an exclusive taste test of Taco Bell’s new Waffle Taco. Join Gayomali for his firsthand account of the new breakfast phenomenon on Wednesday, March 19 at 8:30AM. No detail will be spared.
According to this infographic, beer is a miracle drug. Who are we to argue?
Explore the complete lineage of beer in this 5-foot print. - Co.Design
"In 5 years, a computer system could know what you like to eat better than you do. A machine that experiences flavor will determine the precise chemical structure of food and why people like it. Not only will it get you to eat healthier, but it will also surprise us with unusual pairings of foods that are designed to maximize our experience of taste and flavor. Digital taste buds will help you to eat smarter." - How Creative Can Computers Be?
Last summer, the team at Google Glass began distributing the new technology to so-called Explorers for the If I Had Glass campaign. Among the many potential uses for Glass that this measure generated—helping amateur cooks make complicated meals without even having to have a laptop open to foodnetwork.com in the kitchen. Apps like All The Cooks, for instance, will help deliver users voice-activated recipes. In a new video, Korean taco pioneer and creator of the Kogi Korean BBQ truck empire, chef Roy Choi, helped show off exactly how this feature might work.
"What makes an image interesting is its context. When you’re in an art gallery looking at paintings you sort of have a level of expectation that the art is the final product. In a pizzeria the art is a means to an end."
“So we said, ‘Hey, why don’t we take fried chicken and turn it on its ear?’ When you taste it, you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s what chocolate chicken is.’”