Category Archives: Food & Drink

Food & Drink

15 of NASA’s Coolest Inventions That Regular People Use | Lifehacker

You don’t have to be an astronaut to enjoy the cool things NASA invented.

By Stephen Johnson, 9/21/22 10:30AM

Photo: Dima Zel (Shutterstock)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s does more than create ambitious telescopes that can see the beginning of time and send people to the moon and back. It’s also responsible for Michael Phelps’ swimsuit, LASIK surgery, and the selfie. The everyday products listed below are only 15 of the more than 2,000 consumer products NASA considers “spinoff technology” from the space program. They are all based on technology and discoveries either developed directly by NASA, in partnership with NASA, or through funding from NASA.

Editor’s Note: Read more, see link below for original item…

Source: https://lifehacker.com/15-of-nasas-coolest-inventions-that-regular-people-use-1849559944

Green Tea Benefits for Health: What the Latest Science Says | Outside

New research suggests green tea may do even more for your gut, heart, and overall wellness than previously known

September 19, 2022,Heather Adams, from Clean Eating

From article…

It’s already a well-known fact that green tea is one potent drink. Sipping some green tea can help to soothe inflammation, calm joint pain, and offer up a wealth of free radical fighting antioxidants. But research into just how many health benefits green tea offers continues – and now, experts suggest that it may be a nutritional tool you can turn to for head-to-toe wellness.

Get a mug of green tea ready; here’s the latest on how this drink may be able to improve your heart health, your gut health, and other key aspects of well-being. 

Green tea’s anti-inflammatory properties are far-reaching when it comes to overall health and wellness

In 2019, researchers at The Ohio State University found that there may be a potential benefit to green tea that goes well beyond inflammation. In their work, they uncovered a potential association between lower obesity and fewer health risks in mice, and they also saw improved gut health.

Source: https://www.vegetariantimes.com/health-nutrition/green-tea-benefits-for-health/

Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Las Vegas, From Downtown to the Strip | Condé Nast Traveler

The places that make waking up in Vegas a little less painful.

By Juliana Shallcross and Andrea Bennett, March 31, 2022

Courtesy MGM Resorts

In Vegas, brunch is as important a part of the weekend’s entertainment as the day clubs, shows, hotels, and gambling. And finding the best breakfast in Las Vegas serves a couple of important functions: You can regard it as a recuperative treatment for the prior night’s hijinks, or a head start into whatever you’re getting up to later in the day. Either way, the best brunches contain both the important elements of great food, of course, and great people watching. Add in a boozy element or rosé-all-day menu add-on, and you’ve reached the Vegas brunch trifecta.

Read our full Las Vegas travel guide here.

This article has been updated with new information since its original publish date.

Source: https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-breakfasts-and-brunches-in-las-vegas

“Equity within the whole restaurant”: The problem with the tipped wage | Salon.com

“We’re the only industry where half of the workforce has to rely on a customer’s goodwill”

By Maggie Hennessy, Published September 18, 2022 5:30PM (EDT)

The staff at Lazy Betty at work (Andrew Thomas Lee)

Even though he came up in professional kitchens starting as a line cook, Ron Hsu didn’t internalize the implicit inequity and racism of the tipped wage system until he became a restaurant owner, in 2019. The Atlanta-based chef/owner of award-winning tasting menu restaurant Lazy Betty, along with Asian-Southern Juniper Cafe and the forthcoming chef-driven pizzeria Humble Pie decided instead to institute the federal minimum wage and a service-charge model at his restaurants. 

It’s come with pushback — not just from some customers but from waitstaff reluctant to embrace change or loath to face confrontation with skeptical consumers. But he’s determined to be part of the — oft-maddeningly slow — change in what he sees as a deeply problematic system. 

Source: https://www.salon.com/2022/09/18/equity-within-the-whole-restaurant-the-problem-with-the-tipped-wage/

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Products—and Other Fall Foods You Need to Try 

Including new and returning favorites!

By Samantha Leffler, Published on September 15, 2022

Photo: Trader Joe’s

Fall doesn’t officially begin until September 22, but that hasn’t stopped the Trader Joe’s Powers That Be from releasing a bevy of fall products that are bound to delight customers. The seasonal slew of items includes dozens of pumpkin-flavored treats, as well as several maple-flavored foods, cinnamon items, and more. Some of the new and returning finds were featured in the latest episode of the Inside Trader Joe’s podcast, hosted by Matt Sloan, vice president of marketing, and Tara Miller, marketing director at Trader Joe’s.

While TJ’s does its best to have a little something for everyone, there’s a clear focus on pumpkin items in the fall. In addition to returning stars like Pumpkin Spice Cream Liqueur and Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps, Trader Joe’s shoppers can expect to find exciting newbies such as Pumpkin Chipotle Roasting Sauce, and Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Cakes. According to Miller, many of the products mentioned below will be arriving in stores in the first week or two of September, though some will be debuting a bit later in the season. Curious to know what to stock up on? Keep reading for details on 21 new and returning Trader Joe’s fall items!

Source: https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/food/trader-joes-pumpkin-products-fall