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21 Nov

The Real Reason American Cheese Is Dying

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American cheese is dead. Millenials killed it. Some version of that sentiment has been circulating across social and traditional media outlets recently. But even if you're suspicious of Twitter and the press, the data is clear: American cheese is going the way of comb headbands and Crystal Pepsi. As Bloomberg points out, U.S. sales of American and other processed cheeses are expected to fall 1.6 percent this year, continuing a four-year slump in processed cheese sales. At American supermarkets, processed American cheese prices have dipped below $4 per pound for the first time since 2011. Meanwhile, at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the cheddar typically used to make American cheese is selling at a historical low. American cheese, a high-fat, high-sodium, highly meltable blend...
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6 Nov

The Sheet Pan Is The Inexpensive Answer To The Instant Pot

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The struggle to put healthy, flavorful meals on the table even on busy weeknights is one we all face. There are a lot of doodads and devices that purport to make it an easier task, but who really has all the counter space for all of these extra appliances, let alone the money to keep buying them? Luckily, there’s a truly easy solution for those of us who want something simple: sheet pan recipes. Instead of relying on pressure-cooking, slow cookers or expensive AF Instant Pots, just add your favorite protein, some veggies and seasoning to a rimmed sheet pan and bake away. These recipes balance the ingredients for you, so every plate you serve is filled with an assortment of tasty food. And...
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2 Nov

Starbucks Just Announced Its 2018 Holiday Menu — Because It’s Not Just About The Cups

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For Starbucks stans, the chain's holiday cups tend to steal the show every year, and we totally get it. The cups are cheery and ever so cute — especially this year — but that doesn't mean they're the only thing at Starbucks worth celebrating this season. Today, Starbucks announced its full holiday food and beverage lineup, and many of the offerings are just as merry as those hotly-anticipated cups. Starting Friday, November 2, you can reunite with classic favorites like the Gingerbread Latte or the Peppermint Latte — which just so happens to be returning for the 16th year in a row. But don't forget to leave room to try the chain's newest seasonal offerings. Brand new this year are the Chocolate Swirl Brioche, Pistachio Honey Croissant, Sugar...
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2 Oct

Here’s How To Get Free Tacos This Week In Honor Of National Taco Day

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Tacos are truly special. No, seriously, hear us out. They're one of those rare foods that can be consumed for any meal — breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The possibilities are nearly endless. This rare dish that almost anyone can enjoy deserves to be honored. So, on National Taco Day, which just so happens to fall this Thursday, October 4, why not celebrate? Thanks to promotions and specials at taco spots across the country, doing that celebrating will be easy, and at some places, it will even be free. Take a look below to see where to get the best deals. Chronic Tacos: From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, on Thursday, October 4, customers can get a free taco if they provide the code word at check out. The code word will...
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26 Sep

At Kopitiam, Malaysian Food Powers Through Some Growing Pains

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Sometimes when I am waiting, and waiting, for a barista to steam milk for my cortado, I like to pass the time by imagining what life would be like if Howard Schultz had boarded the wrong plane in 1981 and flown to Penang instead of Milan. Starbucks, the company he joined after that trip and would eventually lead, might teach its employees the fine arts of Malaysian kopi, brewed by pouring hot water over grounds in the bottom of a sock, rather than show them how to operate an espresso machine. Instead of white-chocolate mocha lattes, we would drink bek-kopi, white coffee, brewed from beans that are lightly roasted in palm oil margarine. Venti would just be Italian for a number, while...
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6 Aug

Wine-Beer Is The Perfect Hybrid Drink To Sip From Summer To Fall

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More of a good thing isn’t always a good thing, but it is in the case of wine-beer. The beverage marries grape and grain to create a unique drinking experience that boasts all of the juicy, mouthwatering qualities of wine, plus the refreshment of a cold beer. But the process of making wine-beer (or beer-wine, depending on who you ask) isn’t as simple as the name suggests. It takes a lot more than stirring the two beverages together to make an elegant, quaffable version. “Beer-wines can take a lot of time and effort to make,” says Matt Park, co-owner and head brewer at Burdock Brewery in Toronto. “They often need one to two years of aging in wine barrels, plus six...
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12 Jul

5 New Healthy Meal-Delivery Programs, Just In Time For Summer

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While many say a summer body is made in the winter, it’s easy to undo those months of hard work as soon as the seasonal delicacies roll in—beachside-bought tacos, lobster rolls, candy-color spumoni. . . . But with August still ahead, why not turn to a healthy meal-delivery program to set the mind (and gut) at ease? Take your pick: From a DIY detox box and ready-to-heat vegetable bowls to a Kate Upton–backed plan, the options are more appealing than ever. Consider it one less thing to worry about.

Photo: Courtesy of Sakara Life
Photo: Courtesy of Sakara Life
Sakara Life Sakara Life’s Instagram-friendly prepackaged meals have long been the fashion flock’s go-to for a quick three- or five-day refresh. But if a more major overhaul is on the...
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11 Jul

Plastic Straws Are Becoming The New Cigarettes

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Starbucks, American Airlines, and other major companies are phasing them out

Starbucks is one of the latest companies to announce that it would be phasing out plastic straws. The coffee chain announced yesterday that it will be debuting recyclable lids for its iced drinks in replacement of straws starting in 2020, (except for its locations Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., which will receive the new update sooner) in order to eliminate plastic waste and become more sustainable. But the move shouldn't come as a surprise. Other major companies have been working to get rid of straws for a while. Bon Appétit Management Company announced in May that it would be banning straws in 1,000 of its restaurants and aims to have them completely phased out by 2019. This...
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6 Jul

Lindt’s Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Is Coming For Nutella With One Key, Delicious Difference

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Look out, Nutella — you’ve got a challenger at your doorstep: Lindt makes a chocolate hazelnut spread now, too. What’s more, Lindt’s Hazelnut Cream, as it’s called, differs from Nutella in one key way: It’s got waaaaay more hazelnut in it. Will that be enough to sway loyal Nutella enthusiasts over to… well, maybe not the darkside, but a different side, at least? The jury’s still out on that — although there’s a catch here, too: It’s only available in the UK and continental Europe. Cue the sad trombones for those of us who live… uh… everywhere else in the world. According to TIME, Lindt's Hazelnut Cream has been available across Europe for some time (Fresh-Store.EU has it for €10.99, for example); however, it’s not always marketed under that same name....
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22 Jun

Food Blogger Molly Yeh Built An Empire On Rainbow Sprinkles. Now She Has Her Own Show

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If, for some reason, you’ve never stumbled upon Molly Yeh’s Instagram before, here’s what you need to know: Yeh (appropriately pronounced “yay”) is a food blogger and Instagrammer who lives on a farm in North Dakota and just so happens to also have a degree in percussion from Juilliard. Take one look at her feed and you'll see dozens of photos of Yeh smiling while holding cucumber popsicles, slices of coconut cream pie, yogurt ranch salad pizza, and the like. She’s been running her blog since 2009, and this Sunday, you can see those very dishes come to life on the Food Network in her brand-new show, Girl Meets Farm. Girl Meets Farm takes place in Yeh's kitchen and throughout the show, she pulls on...
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