Tag: Food/Drink

A rare sake is finally available in the U.S., just in time for the Tokyo Olympics

The bottle Minenohakubai’s King of Modern Light sake, $36 (available through Wine Access) The back story With the world turning its attention to Tokyo for the Olympics, we find ourselves looking for a suitable Japanese beverage to sip as we prepare to watch the games. And that leaves us looking for — what else? — […]

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Why vegetarians are winning the inflation battle

Now is a great time to become a vegetarian. That’s because beef and pork-based foods are increasingly becoming more expensive. In June, Americans paid 4.5% more on the month for beef and veal and 3.1% more for pork, according to data from the Consumer Price Index published on Tuesday. Beef steaks, roasts, pork chops, ground […]

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Could removing one item from your dinner plate reduce the risk of heart disease? A new study of 28,000 people says yes

Hold the beef. Cutting meat out of your diet, particularly for your last meal of the day, can have long-term benefits to your health, according to a study of nearly 28,000 people’s dinner habits between 2006 and 2013 published this week in the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. It may not just be […]

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It’s time to crack open a can (of whiskey, that is)

The can Two Stacks’ Dram in a Can Irish Whiskey, $18.99 for a four-pack The back story In recent years, canned beverages have acquired a certain cachet. Craft beer makers have embraced the packaging. And beverage brands are heavily promoting canned cocktails, to say nothing of hard seltzer. What could be next? Whiskey in a […]

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Opinion: Don’t expect an economic boom, because there’s little pent-up consumer demand

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Project Syndicate)—As the second vaccine shot went into my arm, I could almost taste the instant gratification of deferred desires. Having done without for nearly a year, it was time to indulge. While I was lucky enough—actually, old enough—to be included in the first wave of inoculations, the rest of America is […]

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Weekend Sip’s 12 bottles of Christmas has gift suggestions for everyone on your holiday list

Let’s put aside all the problems of 2020 and turn our attention to the holidays. That means it’s time to joyfully head off shopping for friends and family, for colleagues and neighbors and maybe even for ourselves. And that means it’s time for a Weekend Sip tradition: the 12 Bottles of Christmas. Once again, we’ve […]

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