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Culture: New York Times Magazine- January 22, 2023

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The New York Times Magazine – January 20, 2023:

Selling False Hope in India’s Cram City

In Kota, students from across the country pay steep fees to be tutored for elite-college admissions exams — which most of them will fail.

Cockfighting Is Illegal in the U.S. Why Does It Breed so Many Fighting Birds?

A rescued rooster named Twister at Vine Sanctuary in Vermont. The staff members there say he has two speeds: mellow and 100 miles per hour.

The long tradition of American game-fowl breeding has produced some of the world’s most coveted roosters.

A rescued rooster named Twister at Vine Sanctuary in Vermont. The staff members there say he has two speeds: mellow and 100 miles per hour .Credit…Andres Serrano for The New York Times

This Soup Is Yotam Ottolenghi’s Comfort Food

In this soup, lamb meatballs and semolina dumplings come with a zest of history.

Technology: Will Robots Replace Food Workers?

CNBC (January 10, 2023) – This robot named Flippy runs the fry station at a White Castle outside of Chicago. With a mechanical arm and using computer vision technology Flippy can cook everything from french fries and onion rings to cheese sticks. White Castle said it plans to add 100 Flippy’s to its kitchens’ nationwide.

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Up to 82% of restaurant positions could, to some extent, be replaced by robots. Automation could save U.S. fast food restaurants over $12 billion in annual wages. And restaurants are also struggling to find workers.

American restaurants are down more than 560,000 jobs or about 4.6% of its workforce from their pre-pandemic levels. So what impact will robots have on the fast food industry and the livelihood of its workers? CNBC got a behind the scenes look at restaurant robot maker Miso Robotics to find out.

Profiles: French Chef Hélène Darroze Of The Connaught in London

Eater – Three-Michelin-starred restaurant Hélène Darroze in London offers its tasting menu at lunch and dinner, meaning nearly all the day’s preparation must be done before noon. The staff at the restaurant prepare dishes like langoustine, grouse wellington, chef’s table octopus, and more.

French Views: The History Of The Ladurée Macaron

Insider Food (December 17, 2022) – From the big screen to fashion catwalks, the French macaron has become a pop culture icon. And it’s thanks to Ladurée, the French company credited with inventing the colorful cookie over 130 years ago. Today, Laudrée has turned its colorful macarons into a cookie empire.

Food: Banana Plantations At Risk From Global Blight

Financial Times (December 14, 2022) – Dire warnings about the banana’s impending extinction have been circulating for some time, but despite that, as the FT’s Clive Cookson explains, global production has expanded in recent years. That growth, however, is at risk from an outbreak of Panama disease, which has spread to at least 22 countries.

French Cuisine: The Many Delights Of Normandy

One of the best things about France is its food. Each region has its own culinary wonders that reflect the area’s culture and history. Join Genie Godula and Florence Villeminot as they embark on a road trip to discover France’s regions through gastronomy.

Their first stop is Normandy. Known for its world-famous beaches and towering monuments – like the Mont-Saint-Michel – the region is also a foodie’s paradise. From the creamy delight that is Camembert to the apple brandy named Calvados, we take you to discover the region of Normandy through its culinary specialties.

Culinary Reviews: ‘The Big Texas Cookbook’ (2022)

“CBS Saturday Morning” co-host Jeff Glor takes a trip to Texas to try recipes featured within “The Big Texas Cookbook.”

The editors of Texas Monthly celebrate the ever-evolving culinary landscape of the Lone Star State in this stunning cookbook, featuring more than 100 recipes, gorgeous color photos, and insightful essays.

The Big Texas Cookbook

When it comes to food, Texas may be best known for its beloved barbecue and tacos. But at more than 29 million people, the state is one of the most culturally diverse in America—and so is its culinary scene. From the kolaches introduced by Czechs settlers to the Hill Country in the 1800s to the Viet-Cajun crawfish that Vietnamese immigrants blessed Houston with in the early 2000s, the tastes on offer here are as vast and varied as the 268,596 square miles of earth they spring from.

In The Big Texas Cookbook, the editors of the award-winning magazine Texas Monthly have gathered an expansive collection of recipes that reflects the state’s food traditions, eclectically grouped by how Texans like to start and end the day (Rise and Shine, There Stands the Glass), how they revere their native-born ingredients (Made in Texas), and how they love the people, places, and rituals that surround their favorite meals (On Holiday, Home Plates). Getting their very own chapters—no surprise—are the behemoths mentioned above, barbecue and Tex-Mex (Smoke Signals, Con Todo). With recipes for über-regional specialties like venison parisa, home cooking favorites like King Ranch casserole, and contemporary riffs like a remarkable Lao beef chili, The Big Texas Cookbook pays homage to the cooks who long ago shaped the state’s food culture and the ones who are building on those traditions in surprising and delightful ways.

Packed with atmospheric photos, illustrations, and essays, The Big Texas Cookbook is a vivid culinary portrait of the land, its people, and its past, present, and future.

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Food & Culture: Inside Zabar’s In New York City

CBS MorningsZabar’s is an appetizing store at 2245 Broadway and 80th Street, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, founded by Louis Zabar and Lillian Zabar. It is known for its selection of bagelssmoked fisholives, and cheeses.

Previews: Food & Wine Magazine – November 2022

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FOOD & WINEInside Food&Wine Magazine November 2022 Issue:

  • On the cover this month we have Irish chef Trevor Moran who runs Locust in Nashville, which was recently named America’s best restaurant. The restaurant is unique in many ways, but mostly because it only has 36 seats, doesn’t post menus on its website, and opens for just three days a week. 
  • In spirits this month, our expert Oisin Davis chats with Remy Savage, the Franco-Irishman bringing art into cocktail bars. Savage is known for being one of the most creative and dynamic forces in the global cocktail industry and has been behind some of the most celebrated and awarded cocktail bars in the world, all of which are fueled by his intense love of philosophy and art. 
  • Korean-style fried chicken restaurant Chimac has just opened its second outlet in Terenure, Dublin and has shared delicious Sunday lunch recipes to try this month. We also have recipes from Rosheen Kaul and Joanna Hu’s cookbook Chinese-ish and Thai recipes from the new Giggling Squid cookbook. 

Travel Guides: Culture & Food In Montreal, Canada

Attaché – Our Montreal travel guide! What a place. It really feels like Montreal shouldn’t exist, it’s such a strange confluence of cultures. But I am so glad it does. And I finally got to experience my Montreal food unicorn – poutine. Glorious, wonderful, Montreal poutine. Absolutely worth waiting 43 years for! Montreal, you have my heart…despite the clogged arteries.

Video timeline: 00:00 – Intro 01:07 – Transport 04:33 – Sponsor 06:01 – Food 10:39 – Money