With ‘functional’ beverages, brands rush to quench a thirst for drinks that do more than taste good

[ad_1] Supermarket beverage aisles are starting to look a lot more like a pharmacy. There are sodas made with mushrooms that supposedly improve mental clarity and juices packed with bacteria that claim to enhance digestive health. Water infused with collagen carries the promise of better skin, and energy drinks offer to help burn body fat. … Read more

What does science say about the ingredients in functional beverages?

[ad_1] Functional beverages — or drinks promoted as offering mental or physical benefits beyond hydration — are growing in popularity around the world. Hundreds of companies have jumped into the market, hoping to get some buzz with trendy and sometimes unfamiliar ingredients. Here are some of the latest ones found in functional beverages and what … Read more

Momofuku backs down from defending its ‘chile crunch’ trademark after outcry by small businesses

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Momofuku, a food and restaurant brand started by food mogul David Chang, said it won’t defend its trademark on the name “chile crunch” after it sparked an outcry by sending cease-and-desist letters to other businesses using the term. Momofuku started selling its Chili Crunch product in 2020, a crunchy spicy oil … Read more

Dan Pashman created a new shape of pasta. His cookbook expands pasta’s possibilities

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Food writer and podcaster Dan Pashman made the unusual step a few years ago of creating an entirely new shape of pasta. The obvious next step? Writing a cookbook to highlight it. Pashman’s “Anything’s Pastable” features dishes using 34 different pasta shapes, but especially features his cascatelli, a graceful, ruffled-edged curved … Read more

Delectable. Adorable. Inhalable. These sliders go well with March Madness entertaining

[ad_1] Game day is one of my favorite times to entertain. I don’t know why foods associated with watching sports on TV are happy-making. But they are. The food is pretty much what I would categorize as bar food – things you would order with a group of friends with a round of cold beers. … Read more

Delectable. Adorable. Inhalable. These sliders go well with March Madness entertaining

[ad_1] Game day is one of my favorite times to entertain. I don’t know why foods associated with watching sports on TV are happy-making. But they are. The food is pretty much what I would categorize as bar food – things you would order with a group of friends with a round of cold beers. … Read more

Home chef Ella Mills offers some plant-based recipes for anyone tempted by a healthier way to eat

[ad_1] Ella Mills knows we all want to eat healthier. But the English food writer and businesswoman also knows we’re busy and we want everything to taste good. And she understands many of us are nervous about the idea of committing to no meat. “I know I used to think eating this way would be … Read more

Home chef Ella Mills offers some plant-based recipes for anyone tempted by a healthier way to eat

[ad_1] Ella Mills knows we all want to eat healthier. But the English food writer and businesswoman also knows we’re busy and we want everything to taste good. And she understands many of us are nervous about the idea of committing to no meat. “I know I used to think eating this way would be … Read more