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Taali takes its popped water lily snacks from Y Combinator to the world

Aditya and Aarti Kochhar Kaji didn’t set out to start the snack food business Taali Foods when they were studying for their business degrees at Harvard. The couple both hail from Mumbai and met at the University of Pennsylvania . They were married before starting at Harvard’s Business School and initially were interested in other areas ...

Money is no object: China’s Luckin sets sights on rivaling Starbucks

A one-year-old Chinese startup called Luckin is busy waging war against Starbucks as the new year unfolds. At an event on Thursday, Luckin announced that it aims to be the largest coffee chain in China by number of cups sold and outlets by 2019. Caffeinated drinks are taking off in the tea-drinking nation. Average coffee ...

I ate 100 different ‘pigs in blankets’ at a sausage party and it was painfully delicious

12.24.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

What’s the best accompaniment to Christmas dinner? Red cabbage? Get out of here. Parsnips? Come on, now. Sprouts? That’s an argument for another day.  The obvious correct answer is: 'pigs in blankets'. And I mean proper pigs in blank... ...

Starbucks challenger Luckin snags $200M investment on $2.2B valuation

Luckin, a startup that vows to topple Starbucks’ dominance in China, announced on Wednesday that it’s lifted its valuation to $2.2 billion after raising $200 million in a series B funding round. That came only five months after the coffee upstart, which soft-launched in January, picked up $200 million in investment. Luckin has been on a spending spree ...

Bread expert challenged to tell the difference between cheap and expensive loaves

I like these Epicurious videos where food and drink experts are given blind taste tests and asked to identify the cheap and expensive samples and explain their reasoning.

In this episode of 'Price Points', Epicurious challenges bread expert Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery to guess which one of two breads is more expensive. Lahey breaks ...

Leftovers season is here, so it’s time to upgrade your food container situation

11.12.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

Leftover season is upon us, which means that now is the time to invest in some solid Tupperware.  You may be thinking that the mix-matched menagerie of lids and plastic containers you have tucked away in your kitchen will do the trick, but I reg... ...

Blue Apron gets a much-needed boost with Jet.com partnership

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. That explains a coming-together between two startups today after Jet.com announced it will give beleaguered Blue Apron a leg-up by introducing its meal kits for customers in New York. The deal will an initially rotating selection of four meal kits from Blue Apron made available as part of Jet’s ...

Coffee makers on sale: Shop Ninja, Black+Decker, and Hamilton Beach at Walmart

10.18.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

It's a great time to be a coffee fiend, y'all. When it comes to getting your daily caffeine dose, heading over to your local coffee shop can feel convenient — until it doesn't. (AKA when you suddenly realize you're spending $40 a week on coffee... ...

It’s slow cooker season: Save $49 on this 3-in-1 model by Cuisinart, on sale at Walmart

10.16.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

Some of the best things are worth waiting for.  That's especially true when it comes to food. After all, do you really want to know what pulled pork tastes like when it's been rushed? (Here's a hint: it's not very good.) SEE ALSO: 9 of the best ... ...