Food Archive

Bake: spooky chocolate chip cookies

Long story short: start with a reliable chocolate chip cookie recipe (this one has chia!), bake and decorate with sugar pears, slivered almonds, food coloring markers (I didn’t know that these were a thing, but these are a thing!) and some sculpting tools. (via Geeks Are Sexy) report this ad Muphry’s Law predicts that “if you write anything criticising editing or proofreading, there will …

Online food delivery still presents a $210B market opportunity

Editor’s note: Eric Kim is co-founder and CEO of RushOrder, an L.A.-based mobile food ordering startup.  I wrote last year about the broad, secular shift to online food ordering, and the significant capital inflows into the space that we were seeing. Fast-forward a year, and we’re now looking at a very different funding environment. According to research firm CB Insights, international inflows of capital to …

When "expired" foods actually stop being tasty

We all know that expiration dates on food are as mostly worse than useless. Whether any given stuff is still tasty, though, can be found at the aptly-named stilltasty.com. How long will your favorite food or beverage stay safe and tasty? What’s the best way to store it? Get the answers for thousands of items! Some interesting listicles, all somewhat lacking in sourcing: 9 …

FreshDirect raises $189 million for grocery delivery

FreshDirect, a popular online grocery service on the East Coast, is arming itself with $189 million in additional funding.  The round was led by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with W Capital and AARP Innovation Fund investing as well. The new capital will be used to help FreshDirect build up its “manufacturing capacity” and “open up some new geographies,” according to co-founder and CEO Jason Ackerman. …

Camouflage ice cream

Brenham, Texas-based BlueBell Creameries has launched a new “Camo ‘n Cream” camouflage ice cream. It’s a combo, containing pistachio almond, milk chocolate and cream cheese flavors. The packaging features woodland pattern camouflage which I guess makes sense given the ice cream was launched on the first day of dove hunting season in texas. Yum? (Houston Chronicle) report this ad Francesca4me has created arguably the …

Robots and on-board ovens deliver on Zume’s promise of better pizza

There was once a time when the Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust pizza was enough to get people excited. Today, in a world of bacon-wrapped crust and custom-modified Chevys with pizza warmers, being excited about pizza is just not as easy as it used to be. Zume Pizza founder Julia Collins and her Elon Musk-esque approach to pizza doesn’t care much for the rest of the pizza …

Instacart’s app has changed grocery stores for good

Instacart, the grocery-ordering app, is getting creative about picking, packing and delivering food on-demand. TechCrunch got an aisle-side view of how the company’s people and technology come together on location at CostCo in San Francisco. And one thing’s clear, the San Francisco startup has changed grocery stores for good. According to the company’s Chief of Operations Ravi Gupta, one of Instacart’s primary innovations isn’t all …

Play Morissey and PETA's new anti-meat mobile game

PETA and Morissey released This Beautiful Creature Must Die, an anti-meat game where the goal is to save animals from slaughter. Play it below. The soundtrack is a chiptune version of, you guessed it, The Smith’s “Meat is Murder.” “This game is the biggest social crusade of all, as we safeguard the weak and helpless from violent human aggression,” Moz said. “You don’t …

Watch the (very weird) first USSR television commercial

This surreal advertisement for corn from 1964 is reportedly the USSR’s first TV commercial. Over at r/ObscureMedia, amer_amer kindly offers this translation: If you would like to be healthy, fed for a hundred years, ask with a kind word at restaurants and cafeterias (and) recieve dinner wait, sit down, don’t rush wait… (and) recieve dinner. Chef: where are you from?  …

The ‘McDonald’s of the future’ features touchscreens and free fries

Previously known as the starting point of the Pony Express and the place where Jesse James died and Eminem was born, St. Joseph, Missouri now has a new claim to fame, as the home the future of fast food. It’s a future that apparently includes lots of touchscreens and, for a limited time, unlimited fries. The self-stylized “McDonald’s of the Future” joins a recently opened …