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14 10, 2018

Oysters On The Half Shell Are Actually Saving New York’s Eroding Harbor

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The shells are trucked over to Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood and once a month are brought en masse to Governors Island in the heart of the New York Harbor. Billion Oyster Project has collected more than 1 million pounds of oyster shells so far. Courtesy of Agata Poniatowski Across New York City, more than 70 restaurants

14 10, 2018

No Cash Needed At This Cafe. Students Pay The Tab With Their Personal Data

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At Shiru Cafe in Providence, R.I., students "pay" for coffee, but not with money. Chaiel Schaffel /Rhode Island Public Radio Shiru Cafe looks like a regular coffee shop. Inside, machines whir, baristas dispense caffeine and customers hammer away on laptops. But all of the customers are students, and there's a reason for that. At Shiru

14 10, 2018

The Rise In Food Safety Recalls Actually Means Our Food Is Getting Safer

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2018 has definitely been a whirlwind year in the world of food safety news, as it appears that new food poisoning outbreaks have been making headlines almost every other week. It's caused some concern that perhaps outbreaks are increasing, which could mean that our food supply is less safe. That's likely not the case, though,

7 10, 2018

New Restaurant, Clothing Store Opening at Anaha in Kakaako

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The Howard Hughes Corp.'s Anaha mixed-use condominium in Ward Village in Honolulu. COURTESY THE HOWARD HUGHES CORP. A new family-owned restaurant specializing in Mediterranean and Turkish dishes will join Merriman’s Honolulu as a restaurant tenant in Anaha, a mixed-use condominium tower in Kakaako. The restaurant, called Istanbul, is expected to open in 2019. It got

28 09, 2018

Dumping ‘Donuts’: Dunkin’ Announces Name Change

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A Dunkin’ restaurant in Boston. | W. MARC BERNSAU Dunkin' is throwing away the 'Donuts.' Canton-based Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) announced Tuesday that it will officially change the chain's name from "Dunkin' Donuts" to simply "Dunkin.'" The change will be effective January 2019, and will be reflected on all packaging, as well as

28 09, 2018

The ‘Poison Squad’ That Shook America’s Faith in Preservatives

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In the U.S., chemicals like borax were common in foods from bacon to margarine, until a shocking series of experiments revealed their toxic effects. Harvey Wiley and members of the "Poison Squad," circa 1905U.S. NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE More than a century ago, enterprising manufacturers added brand-new chemical preservatives into food to keep it fresh

28 09, 2018

Music Sounds Better With Food? The Theory of Matching Palates to Playlists

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Some hope to pair the two with scientific exactitude, while others prefer to leave room for the sublime. Andrew Dickens investigates the nascent field of ‘gastrophysics’ Research shows people are more likely to enjoy a meal if they like the music playing as they eat. Photograph: Hero Images/Getty Images/Hero Images The relationship between music and