Chick-fil-A wants customers to drink their pie
Atlanta-based chicken-sandwich chain Chick-fil-A is testing out a new beverage: a “frosted key lime.” This, according to Food Beast, is made of lemonade, vanilla soft serve, and sugar-free lime flavoring. It’s currently available in Austin, Texas, for a limited time, and a small serving runs $3.39. The frozen treat’s color, a pleasant pale green, comes from “a mix of spirulina and turmeric — both known for being rich in nutrients and having numerous health benefits,” says Chick-fil-A chef Christy Cook.
Meghan Markle charms again, this time with banana bread
The Year of Meghan Markle continues. First, she was the glowing bride in a beautiful royal wedding. Then, she announced that she’s expecting her first child. Now, she’s receiving high praise for her banana bread skills. The Duchess of Sussex is currently busy with all of the royal duties that are tied to a two-week expedition in Australia, but, as the Cut notes, she still found time to do some baking for some farmers affected by a drought in the country.
Spiked with chocolate chips and ginger, the banana bread “went down well,” and was “rather nice,” according to the Daily Mail’s royal correspondent, Rebecca English. It’s Meghan Markle’s world, and we’re all just living in it.
The latest news from our dystopian future
Some white supremacists, proving once again this worldview comes from no place near intelligence or rationality, are chugging milk in an effort to prove they are descendants of peoples from northern Europe, reports the New York Times. This is related to the arrival of cattle herders in Europe roughly 5,000 years ago.
Meanwhile, Salt Bae wannabe Donald Trump Jr., is taking a new line of attack against Democratic Massachussetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Junior has brought up an allegation of plagiarism against Warren stemming from the publication of a cookbook in 1984, per the Hill.
And in other food news ...
- In recent years, fast-food chains have been making pledges to stop serving meats pumped up with human antibiotics. Executing those promises is easier said than done for burger outlets, as a recent scorecard revealed only Shake Shack and BurgerFi abstain from beef that’s high in antibiotics, reports CNN.
- Check your fridge: Some prepared salads at Whole Foods locations across the country are being recalled for possible listeria and salmonella contamination, the United States Department of Agriculture has announced. The varying salads in question had sell-by dates between October 17 and October 22.
- The World’s 50 Best organization has given Manu, in Brazil, its “one to watch” award for Latin America in 2018. The restaurant, helmed by chef Manoella Buffara, whose staging experience includes time at Noma in Copenhagen and Alinea in Chicago, is putting the southern city of Curitiba “on the global gastronomic map.”
- Noma chef René Redzepi and head of fermentation David Zilber discuss a variety of topics related to the restaurant, including leadership, experimentation, and underrepresented cuisines, with the San Francisco Chronicle. The interview comes as part of a press tour for their new cookbook, The Noma Guide to Fermentation.
- Finally, restaurant-delivery service Postmates continues to expand, and it now covers 60 percent of the U.S., according to the Verge. This expansion comes after the company raised $300 million in a round of venture-capital funding.