Starbucks will begin testing new versions of its cups that are compostable and recyclable in several markets this year, and will also test a strawless lid in Canada and the US. At its annual meeting this week, the company also said it will invest $100 million in a venture capital fund to support innovation in food and retail technology and new products.
Seventy-nine percent of educators in 15 countries say students' emotional well-being is tied to their academic success, according to a survey commissioned by Microsoft and produced by The Economist's Intelligence Unit. They survey also found that data-gathering and analytics tools, as well as online games and virtual assistants, can be used by teachers to help improve students' well-being.
A Nebraska school district is serving more locally produced food to students, including vegetables, beef and pork. The district's food service manager, Janice Reynolds, says that as much as 75% of the meat and produce served for breakfast and lunch comes from local farms.
At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Greece was once the center of the civilized world. The legacy of ancient Greece endures in our language and our ideas. Yet we know surprisingly little about this country's rich culinary traditions.
Award-winning cookbook author Aglaia Kremezi explains some of the fundamentals of Greek cooking.
A Dutch oven is the gateway to crusty, no-knead bread of a quality expected from an artisan bakery. A hot preheated Dutch oven cooks the outside into an impressive crust, while the high proportion of water in the no-knead dough leaves the inside chewy and airy.
Sommeliers don't always agree about whether wines should be decanted, with the main reasons to do so being aeration and the removal of sediment -- in addition to aesthetics. "In the dining room many times it isn't necessarily if the wine 'should be' decanted that makes the decision, it's more the show and presentation at the table that is sought," says sommelier Jennifer Wagoner of Chicago's Proxi and Sepia.
McDonald's has launched a sweepstakes to give away the "McDelivery Couch," a La-Z-Boy sofa outfitted with cup holders, a cooler and phone chargers, to promote its delivery service with Uber Eats. Customers can enter once daily through April 8 by tweeting about their favorite delivery items from the McDonald's menu.
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