No. 38: Strawberry-balsamic magpie from Magpies
Starbucks is learning the hard way that you just can't please everyone. A few weeks ago, a vegan news and advocacy website, This Dish Is Veg, posted an article urging readers to beware of the Strawberry Frappuccino because it contains coloring made of dried cochineal insects, rendering it not vegan- ... More >>
Rosie GrayThe Law & Order: SVU fake Zuccotti set. Zuccotti Park was cleared by police over three weeks ago now, but the encampment was resurrected for a brief moment in Foley Square yesterday. Tents, tarps, signs, a library, even a kitchen fully stocked with food -- all the familiar objects w ... More >>
Candice Reynolds/Red Queen Tarts Well, it was only a matter of time. To the roster of beloved junk foods that have received the artisanal treatment (Twinkies, candy bars, beef jerky, Oreos, soft-serve, etc.), we can now add Pop-Tarts.
The 2010 National Book Awards at the Cipriani Wall Street ballroom. All the people who were at these tables are still hungover.An unlikely ballroom of people in the troubled business of literature -- publishers, editors, writers, reporters, and respective sycophants -- gather yearly to ostens ... More >>
Is butter the new hot condiment? If high-end restaurants in Asia are anything to go by, diners might soon expect to see a butter list with their meal. [Wall Street Journal] France is now McDonald's second biggest market next to the U.S. Across Europe, people are cooking less at home. [Wall S ... More >>
Wanh-wanh: a Wonka shop opens.Say it ain't so: Pop-Tarts World may not be much longer for this world. But fear not, kiddie-laden tourists in search of a completely corporatized snacking experience: the Wonka shop has made its debut in the Times Square Toys "R" Us.
As always, we appreciate you spending the week with us here at Fork in the Road. But, in case you missed it, here's what the other food blogs have been up to... Eater bemoaned the fact that Pop-Tarts World will close this fall to make room for a new public plaza. Grub Street wondered whether Steph ... More >>
Little monster.The Nespresso boutique that opened in SoHo last week is set up like a café, but you'd have to be insane to actually use it as such. A latte at the cafe is $6.50; a chamomile tea is $5.50; a grilled tuna sandwich is $16. Espresso is $4. Meanwhile, at the boutique part upstairs, ... More >>
oskay/FlickrPop culture. Pop-ups are all the rage these days. Independent restaurateurs use them to gauge the temperature of a new market or to test out a new concept. Corporations resort to them as publicity stunts to garner media attention and that holiest of grails for marketers: buzz. Kel ... More >>
Even before the house lights had come back on at the end of Chairlift's opening set, someone in the crowd was whistling the melody from "Young Folks." Years later, the song is still endearing, and so is the band. Since "Young Folks," Peter Bjorn and John have released a neat instrumental album, be ... More >>
Dole has managed to get two lawsuits involving Nicaraguan banana workers who claim a pesticide used in the 1970s made them sterile thrown out of court because of lawyer misconduct during the recruitment of plaintiffs for the case. [Bloomberg] The bird that inspired Foghorn Leghorn is among 66 types ... More >>