- Ree Drummond, the blogger-turned-Food-Network star better known as “the Pioneer Woman,” is seeing huge success in magazines, as well. The debut issue of The Pioneer Woman Magazine was released exclusively at Walmart, but will see its newsstand footprint expand to other stores for issue two.
- Nakiryu, one of two ramen shops in Tokyo that boasts a Michelin star, is getting into the instant noodle business. The cup noodles are available at grocery stores in Japan, or online via resellers who, naturally, are jacking up the price.
- A Texas-based coffee company was forced to recall a product that inadvertently contained “a chemical similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra.”
- Fans of McDonald’s soft serve should probably not look at this photo of the machine’s interior, which was shared on social media by a former employee.
- A handful of Spinzall units — aka the newest kitchen toy by gadget wizard Dave Arnold — are newly available for sale on Modernist Pantry. Arnold, the brainchild behind the Searzall, launched the tabletop centrifuge last fall.
- Atlanta chef Benjamin Meyer explains the challenges he faces as a colorblind chef.
- Researchers at MIT have developed a “neural network” that purports to identify food by sight and offer revelant recipes. But according to a tester at the Verge, the program “mostly failed at correctly making those associations,” so the robots aren’t here to take over just yet.
- Avocado toast haters shouldn’t blame millennials for this particular ill: the dish has been around since at least 1927.
- Viral internet sensation Salt Bae is still doing this thing in New York City, and he’s getting even more ambitious:
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