Food and Drink

Best Buy knocked $70 off the Instant Pot Viva

Sponsored Links Instant Pot Instant Pots go on sale fairly often, but it’s rare for them to drop below $60. Today, Best Buy is selling the Instant Pot Viva six-quart, 9-in-1 pressure cooker for just $50. This model’s original list price is $120, so that’s a significant, $70 discount. The pressure cooker comes with 15 …

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Sacramento Kings guests can use ‘smart’ bottles to pour their own drinks

Sponsored Links Sacramento Kings/NBA/NINA The Sacramento Kings are fond of using technology as a hook to fill seats, but their latest may be particularly alluring if you’re in the position to score premium tickets. The basketball team is using connected bottle tops from NINA that let you pour your own alcohol in a suite or …

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KidKraft’s Alexa-powered toy kitchen sizzles and tells dad jokes

Kids love to cook — or at least to pretend to. They enjoy emulating their parents, especially when it comes to making delicious things to eat. However, our kitchen routines have changed a lot thanks to voice control technology, which isn’t easily replicated in a basic wood or plastic playset. So KidKraft’s new toy kitchen …

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Ford thinks the Mustang Mach-E’s frunk is a good tailgate cooler

Sponsored Links Ford Super Bowl LIV is still fresh in many people’s memories, but that isn’t stopping Ford from trying to capitalize on next year’s game. The company is drumming up hype for the Mustang Mach-E by suggesting that would-be buyers use the electric crossover’s frunk as a cooler for tailgate parties — no, it’s …

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Instacart employees in Chicago are the first to unionize in the US

Sponsored Links Denver Post Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon Gig economy workers may have won an important, if conditional, battle in their push for better conditions. Instacart employees in the Chicago suburb of Skokie have voted to unionize through their local branch of United Food and Commercial Workers, giving them more collective bargaining power than they …

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Dehydrated food goes from hiking to haute cuisine

Sponsored Links Ever since fifth grade, when I made beef jerky with Mrs. Swanagan in a trailer behind my elementary school, I’ve been fascinated by the process of creating inedible food out of perfectly good ingredients by removing all of their moisture. Dried fish, fruit leather — the list is endless. However, in the past …

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Ben & Jerry’s made a binge-worthy Netflix and Chill’d ice cream flavor

Sponsored Links Ben & Jerry’s With official support from Netflix, Ben & Jerry’s has announced a new flavor called Netflix and Chill’d. The ice cream is about as about decadent as you expect. It’s made with peanut butter, salty pretzel swirls and fudge brownie chunks. The lid displays the company’s logo and declares that you’re …

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Nestlé adds sausages to its range of plant-based meats

Sponsored Links Nestlé Nestlé has revealed that it’s adding another plant-based meat product to its selection after the “huge success” of its alternative burgers and grounds. It’s launching plant-based sausages in the US and in Europe, and they’re supposed to “taste and cook like a sausage should.” The version coming out in the US is …

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LG’s first indoor gardening appliance helps beginners grow vegetables

Sponsored Links LG LG wants to hop on the vegetarian bandwagon, and it’s venturing into unfamiliar territory to make that happen. The company will use CES 2020 to launch its first-ever indoor gardening appliance. The modular device you see at left grows lettuce, arugula, basil and other plants by matching outdoor conditions through time-sensitive LED …

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Beyond Meat breakfast options are coming to Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s

Sponsored Links Carl’s Jr. Carl’s Jr. started 2019 by adding plant-based Beyond Meat burgers to the menu at 1,000 of its locations across the US. It now plans to end the year by adding new Beyond Meat breakfast and lunch options — something sister chain Hardee’s will do as well. Starting on December 18th, you’ll …

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