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Starbucks loves giving us new drinks and, thankfully, we love trying them. In preparation for spring, the coffee chain announced two new drinks on Monday that will be available starting Tuesday, March 2.

The all-new iced drinks are hand-shaken, a cocktail-like process that Starbucks first started playing with in 2003. The idea with shaking drinks before serving them is that it cools the beverage quickly and evenly mixes ingredients to achieve maximum flavor.

“The fun thing about shaking is it adds another dimension to the beverage,” said Alicia Binion, senior product developer at Starbucks, in a statement. “It creates

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Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions, by Michael Moss

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Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions, by Michael Moss

Random House

Around the corner from where I live in small-town Virginia is a Kroger’s grocery store. According to its website, the store sells 20 flavors of Lay’s potato chips: classic, wavy, wavy ranch, baked, barbecue, sour cream and onion, salt and vinegar, lightly salted, cheddar and sour cream, limon-flavored, honey barbecue, sweet southern heat, dill pickle, flamin’ hot, flamin’ hot and

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For such a simple dish, there are a surprising number of ways to cook scrambled eggs. This ingenious trick may be the easiest way to make eggs that come together quickly without getting too tough. As The New York Times reports, cornstarch is the key to making perfectly creamy and tender scrambled eggs at home.

This recipe tip originally comes from Mandy Lee of the food blog Lady & Pups. When you’re ready to make breakfast, whisk together 2 teaspoons of cornstarch with 1.5 tablespoons of water. Cornstarch is a thickening agent, and it prevents the proteins in

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A new fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant will open in downtown Greenville this spring.Parsley & Mint will open this April at 600 S. Main Street. The space was the former home of Happy + Hale restaurant.“With the restaurant industry evolving significantly over the past year, I began to envision a new concept focused on truly fresh, made-from-scratch offerings and a strong take-out and delivery component. The result is a purposely-designed restaurant that our community will enjoy for years to come. We look forward to serving the Upstate community through this first endeavor as well as future Parsley & Mint locations,” said owner … Read More

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“We’re partnering up with a local bakery called Crown Baking Company. They’re a new, up-and-coming bakery that started a few weeks ago,” said  Basit Gauba, owner of Tikka Spice. 

While serving up some Pakistani Indian fusion with a southwestern flair, Gauba said something special happened toward the end of their shift. 

“One of our customers came up and they bought a cookie and didn’t take it and said,’Give this to the next customer.’ So, it just went on to about four customers, and we ended up closing because we were done for the night. And me and my wife, we

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If you’ve been spending more time in the kitchen lately or have decided to commit to meal prepping, it’s likely that a food processor is on your radar. These kitchen workhorses are a multi-tasker’s dream, helping you to chop, blitz, blend, and yes—even knead dough—with speed and precision. At their most basic, a food processor is simply a gadget that supports the basic tasks we undertake in the kitchen. 

Having a tool that makes cooking and prepping easier can make a big difference in how we feel about the time we spend in the kitchen. In fact, when you’re feeling

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