Instead of ending up in the trash, mango peels and pits can become the base of a versatile, no-cook syrup, writes pastry chef Stella Parks. Lemon or lime added to the mango scraps with sugar results in a sweet syrup that can be used to make candied pistachios, salad dressing or poured over waffles.
Banana flour is made from green bananas that have been milled down into powder and is used widely in Jamaica and parts of Africa, Kat Kinsman writes. She used the starchy flour to make a gluten-free chicken and dumplings and quick bread.
John Tebeau offers a guide to bars that only NYC locals know in "Bars, Taverns and Dives New Yorkers Love," one of the interesting bar books coming out this spring. Another is Alba Huerta's "Julep: Southern Cocktails Refashioned," which recounts the history and provides modern takes on a string of classics.
Japan's Karuizawa whiskey has become increasingly sought-after by collectors, but there is no more coming: The distillery ceased production in 2000. Eric Huang became the caretaker of about 20 of the last casks in existence, which should be fully doled out around the time of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Mention Drambuie and most will think of the Rusty Nail, which mixes it with Scotch and is thought of as a staple of decades past, Kara Newman writes. Bartenders still often pair it with Scotch but in more elaborate cocktails such as the Urbanite, often with the liqueur's amount reduced.
22squared teamed with Psyop for a Baskin-Robbins campaign that includes more than 50 images and animations designed to play into the popularity and shareability of GIFs and memes. "Baskin-Robbins Got Me Like" is running across Instagram, Tinder, Spotify, Snapchat, Hulu, Pandora, Roku and other digital channels, as well as on television networks including Comedy Central and FX.
Students attending middle schools with start times after 8 a.m. get 17 more minutes of nightly sleep on average, than those with earlier start times, according to a study in the Journal of School Health. Researchers also found less daytime sleepiness among middle-school students with later school-start times.
In-N-Out Burger ranked as consumers' favorite burger concept and quickservice chain, according to a Market Force survey of 11,500 people. Convenience store chain Wawa won the sandwich category, Chipotle Mexican Grill kept its lead among Mexican food fans, Chick-fil-A topped the chicken lovers' list for the fourth year, and Iowa-based Pizza Ranch came in first in the pizza category.
Kraft Heinz has teamed with Momofuku founder David Chang to distribute the restaurant brand's Momofuku Ssam sauce nationwide. The condiment, served in Chang's restaurants and available for purchase in a small number of retail stores including Whole Foods Market in New York City, will now be sold on Amazon.
School nutrition professionals in Oregon are working with the state's Dairy and Nutrition Council to upgrade school menus. Under the program, a chef and nutritionist work with schools to introduce 15 new recipes at a time.