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1/14/2021

White Castle will turn the parking lots at more than 300 locations into retro drive-ins with carhop service for one night to keep its 30-year Valentine's Day tradition going during the pandemic. As in previous years, reservations for the night are required.

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1/14/2021

Watch chef Barbara Alexander make a classic brown butter pear upside-down cake. This beautiful cake is paired with creme fraiche, a delicious finish to the sweet pears and the rich, buttery texture of the cake. The secret to the deliciousness of the cake is the addition of classic French brown butter. Brown butter, also known as beurre noisette, adds a delicious nutty flavor that can be revealed through careful rendering. Watch this and more baking and pastry videos.

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1/14/2021

Watch chef Barbara Alexander make ice cream sandwiches using walnut butter cookies with brown butter ice cream. The ice cream sandwiches are served with a rich butterscotch sauce, made with real Scotch whisky. The addition of classic French brown butter adds a delicious, rich, nutty flavor to the ice cream. These ice cream sandwiches are a fun and decadent shared dessert. Watch this and more baking and pastry videos.

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1/14/2021

Burke County Public Schools in North Carolina received more than 700 orders for school meal deliveries this week -- up from 450 last week -- provided to students in the district learning from home. Child Nutrition Director Daniel Wall said in a statement that the goal is to offer continued access to school food, even if families are unable to pick up meals at school sites.

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1/14/2021

The surge in coronavirus cases nationwide prompted a spike in the number of school districts adopting remote instruction -- 21.2% in November, compared with 31.7% in December -- according to data from the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The findings come as President-elect Joe Biden pursues a return to in-person instruction for most K-8 schools during his first 100 days in office.

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Education Week
1/14/2021

Takes on the Nicoise salad that break from its French roots have drawn the ire of some traditionalists, but riffs on the dish and other composed salads have become a mainstay in the US, Jon Bonne writes. He credits the rise of simple California cooking, consumers' growing interest in wellness and the success of salad chain Sweetgreen with elevating the composed salad in America.

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1/14/2021

Tamarind's flavor depends on whether it is raw or ripe, as the raw fruit has a sour and tart taste, while the riper version has a sweeter flavor. The pod-like fruit is a staple in Indian cooking, where it's used make chutneys and candies and to flavor marinades, glazes and seasoning blends.

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1/14/2021

When employees are feeling "stuck, struggling or successful," leaders should be able to reframe stories to provide hope, encouragement and motivation, writes Mark Sanborn. "Sometimes people need to be resold on themselves; to hear the encouragement from someone they know and trust that they can do it," he writes.

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1/14/2021

Employees ranked In-N-Out as the third-best place to work in the US, according to the latest survey from Glassdoor. Two other restaurant chains, LongHorn Steakhouse and Raising Cane's, also made the Top 100.

1/14/2021

Taco Bell will put its popular potatoes back on the menu in March, after pulling them last year in a move to simplify the menu. Spicy Potato Soft Tacos and Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes will be available March 11, and the chain also plans to introduce a new item made with plant-based Beyond Meat later this year to appeal to vegetarians.

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