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Like moving turtleneck sweaters to the back of the closet, it’s time to retire well-aged whiskeys and bring on the clear spirits, fruit juices and crushed ice. The warmer seasons demand refreshing drinks, alcoholic or not, served in tall, frosted glasses.

The classic repertoire has much to offer in this category; it’s hard to go wrong with a gin and tonic or a caipirinha. But many of these summer staples could stand a creative update or a touch of surprise without compromising their honest appeal. Detailed below are a gin and tonic with a Spanish twist, sangria made with rosé

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K-pop girl group Blackpink is at it again, but this time instead of hitting the stage, they’re taking their talents into the dessert space, and things are lookin’ sweet! The famous foursome teamed up with Krispy Kreme to create two new strawberry-filled doughnuts — one of which is black and another that’s pink (fitting, we know!). The new

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Pasta noodles twirled with creamy kimchi sauce. Rice bowls topped with ginger-spiked grilled pork. Soft cubes of milk bread in cellophane packaging. A $2,000 kimchi fridge. These are just a few of the things vying for your attention at the food court at the new H Mart in San Francisco.

H Mart opened in April, and its five new Korean food stalls are particularly significant because of the city’s existing scene for the cuisine. While San Francisco does many things (seafood, sourdough, salad) well, you can’t say the same about the Korean food. Recently opened spots like Daeho, Ssal, Barnzu … Read More

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For many people, cooking, eating, and sharing meals with loved ones are some of life’s greatest pleasures.

Yet, for those of us who are concerned with the health of the planet, cooking and eating aren’t without problems. The amount of waste created by food production and preparation is one of the greatest issues facing the sustainability of our food system.

At the same time, creative solutions to food waste are on the rise. Through efforts to compost food scraps and eliminate single-use plastics, restaurants, chefs, and sustainability organizations are testing out new ways to reduce food waste.

Zero-waste cooking is

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As COVID-19 restrictions lift at restaurants across Pennsylvania, diners are dishing out more money for some menu items.

Restaurants are grappling with rising food costs just as they’re rebounding from a tumultuous year marked by shutdowns and lost business. Some owners have been forced to make difficult decisions including raising prices and temporarily eliminating some menu items. The higher prices aren’t confined to fancy foods: burgers and wings are getting more expensive at some restaurants.

The price hikes come at a time when restaurants are already struggling with hiring workers as they bounce back from the pandemic.

“I’ve really never

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Pistachio and matcha are a match made in green tea heaven! 

In Tokyo’s swanky Omotesando district, just a stone’s throw away from Harajuku, there are plenty of trendy cafes for people to hang out and be seen in. These days, Chavaty is the name on everyone’s lips, as it’s a particularly cool spot for trendy types, drawing crowds of customers who queue up to eat and drink inside, even during the daytime on weekdays.

Now there’s more reason for people to line up at this tea latte specialty store, because from 25 May the new Pistachio Tea Latte (638 yen

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