Alexandra Plakias, a philosophy professor at Hamilton College who studies food, disgust, and moral judgment, watched some of these videos at my request (my apologies to her). She identified a possible explanation for why the recipes bore themselves into our brains: They are minimally counterintuitive ideas. “You take something that’s familiar, but then you put just enough of a twist on it to subvert expectations,” Plakias explained to me. “Minimally counterintuitive concepts are maximally memorable.” This concept was developed by the cognitive anthropologist Pascal Boyer to make sense of which kinds of religious ideas stick—a god with a human visage,
YouTube’s Buff Dudes, a.k.a. brothers Hudson and Brandon White, have tried out a number of meal plans on their channel, swinging from one extreme to the other by adopting a carnivore diet and then going vegan, as well as trying intermittent fasting. In their latest video, they split up and see just how much of a difference budget makes when it comes to grocery shopping while sticking to your nutrition goals.
“It’s really interesting, because I’m so used to going into the store and trying to find the cheapest foods,” says Brandon, who has been tasked with going as expensive
Luckin Coffee unmanned retail strategy includes the Luckin Coffee Express and Luckin popMINI vending machines. The Luckin Coffee Express, which uses the Swiss-made Schaerer coffeemaker, is designed for workplace and public venues. Luckin popMINI is a smart vending machine that can sell products at “e-commerce prices.”
[Photo: Luckin Coffee]
China’s Luckin Coffee Inc., a coffeehouse chain and provider of self-service coffee equipment, said it has entered into a restructuring support agreement with holders of a majority of its $460 million convertible senior notes due 2025.
The coffee retail giant filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in New York in February
If you remember the dalgona coffee trend that took over TikTok last year, you know the social media app is no stranger to Insta-worthy drinks. Now, after a year of making home brews, people are showing off their most impressive #HomeCafe coffee recipes on TikTok. They’re so cool looking, they’ll make you want to try them out for yourself.
Even if all you know how to make is a plain drip coffee, these recipes are so easy to follow that a newbie barista like you can tackle them. They’ll also give you that coffee shop feeling at home if you’re
The New York Times has cooked up a controversy in Italy after tinkering with the recipe for the classic Roman dish pasta carbonara.
Called “Smoky Tomato Carbonara”, the recipe, by Kay Chun, was published by NYT Cooking. To be fair to Chun, she did preface her version of the recipe by saying that “tomatoes are not traditional in carbonara, but they lend a bright tang to the dish”.
But it wasn’t just the tomatoes: the recipe replaced guanciale with bacon, “since it’s widely available and lends a nice smoky note”, and used parmesan cheese instead of pecorino.
While thestill presents challenges, developing a more and cleaner eating habits has gotten easier with the proliferation of healthy meal delivery services that help you eat better and cook smarter. Meal kits are time savers that can also teach you some new cooking skills along the way.
You may notice that just about every meal kit and prepared meal company claims to be a “healthy” one. Slick marketing lingo and glossy images help argue the case, but some meal delivery services are leaps and bounds ahead of others when it comes to the quality of