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Starbucks' Oprah-Branded Tea; NYC's Macaron Day

EVERYWHERE— Ubiquitous queen of media Oprah Winfrey will soon have her very own tea blend at Starbucks. At an annual shareholder's meeting, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz revealed the collaboration, which will bring Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea to Starbucks and Teavana stores in late April. According to a press release, Winfrey "personally developed the tea with Teavana's leading teaologist Naoko Tsunoda," highlighting loose black and rooibos teas. A portion of all sales will benefit Winfrey's Leadership Academy Foundation. [EaterWire]

NEW YORK CITY— Tomorrow in fake food holidays: New York City will celebrate Macaron Day tomorrow (March 20), with more than a dozen patisseries handing out free macarons. Pastry chef François Payard apparently founded the event in 2010 to coincide with the Parisian Jour de Macarons. [Macaron Day via Racked NY]

FOOD MEDIA— Lifestyle publication Town & Country announced today that author/food critic Jay McInerney will join its team as monthly wine columnist. McInerney has written several books about wine in his diverse career; his first piece for Town & Country will appear in the magazine's June/July issue. [EaterWire]

WASHINGTON, DC— Chef José Andrés will deliver the 2014 commencement address at George Washington University. In an announcement, university president Steven Knapp praised Andres' ongoing educational and humanitarian efforts, saying, "I know our graduating students will be stimulated and inspired by his reflections on his extraordinary and multi-faceted career." [EaterWire]

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