Howard Schultz Doesn’t Think Starbucks Has Done Anything Wrong

Schultz testifying on Wednesday. | Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

In testimony before Congress, Schultz doubled down on the company’s anti-union position

Yesterday, former CEO and current board member of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, finally testified in front of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee regarding the company’s treatment of unionizing workers. The hearing was much anticipated, especially after Schultz only agreed to testify under the threat of a subpoena from HELP Committee chair and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who titled the hearing “No Company is Above the Law: The Need to End Illegal Union Busting at Starbucks.”

Though some may view Sanders’s characterization of Starbucks as hyperbolic, workers and government officials have accused the company of engaging in union-busting behavior since the first store unionized in 2021. On March 1, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge issued a decision that Starbucks had violated the National Labor … Read more

Easy Moo Goo Gai Pan

Moo Goo Gai Pan is a classic Chinese dish! Tender chicken pieces and mushrooms with crisp vegetables such as carrots, water chestnuts, and snow peas all stir-fried together with a savory sauce. Way better than take out and it only 20 minutes!

I am all about skipping the take out and making Chinese food at home. If you love Chinese food as much as I do try this Skinny Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken, Awesome Kung Pao Shrimp or Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli.

Moo Goo Gai pan on a dish.

Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe

Seriously! Skip takeout and make this at home. It’s one of my all-time favorite Chinese dishes. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some takeout, but I also love to make moo goo gai pan at home and enjoy it in the comfort of my sweatpants. It is so much better than I thought it could ever be! The combo of tender chicken pieces and crisp … Read more

Consumer Reports compiles a list of 10 ‘risky foods’ to watch out for

Consumer Reports is out with a new analysis of what it describes as risky foods consumers should know about. 

The list was compiled after the organization looked at data from 2017 through 2022. The researchers focused on widely consumed foods that had recalls during the study period. They did not include recalled food related to allergens or extraneous materials. The report ranked recalls based on how many people died or became ill, as well as how widespread the outbreaks were and how many times a food was recalled.

The 10 foods that made the list are:

  • Leafy greens
  • Deli cheese and meat
  • Ground beef
  • Onions
  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Cantaloupe
  • Flour

“We aren’t saying people need to avoid these foods entirely, said Brian Ronholm, director of food policy at Consumer Reports, who lead the analysis. 

“After all, these foods are usually safe and many of them are in fact import … Read more

Here Are the 2023 James Beard Awards Restaurant and Chef Finalists

James Beard Foundation

The full list of nominees

Today, the James Beard Foundation announced its slate of finalists for its 2023 restaurant and chef awards. In addition to revealing who has advanced from the semifinalist pool revealed last month, the Foundation has also announced six recipients of the organization’s Leadership Award; that Olivia Watkins and Karen Washington, co-founders of the Black Farmer Fund, would received the Humanitarian Award; and that cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey would be honored with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. They join the America’s Classics winners for 2023, which were announced in February.

This is the second awards season to reflect changes made in the wake of an extensive 2021 audit to address the longstanding biases baked into the awards process. New awards categories include an emerging chef award without an age cutoff, as well as regional best chef categories that now include separate awards for California, … Read more

Korean Strawberry Milk

Homemade Korean strawberry milk is a sweet and fruity treat that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. The blend of fresh strawberries and creamy milk creates a perfectly balanced flavor that is both indulgent and refreshing. Sipping on a glass of this cute and tasty beverage brings the café culture of Seoul straight to your kitchen!

With the temperatures rising slowly but surely, it’s time to break out all of the refreshing drink recipes! Some of my favorites are Brazilian lemonade, a mango lassi, or a mint julep! Check out my full list of beverages here for more ideas.

2 glasses of strawberry milk served on a wooden board.

Homemade Korean Strawberry Milk

My younger sister went to university in Korea, and one of the things she would always talk about was how amazing the cafes there were. She would send us pictures of all of the cute drinks, cakes, and pastries. The presentation was always beautiful! In Korea, … Read more