Olive Oil Is Jumping the Shark

The Oleato line of drinks. | Starbucks

Starbucks is introducing a line of olive oil-infused drinks, taking olive oil from ingredient to flavor

For all its problems, there is perhaps no better bellwether of trends than Starbucks. It’s where pistachio is popping off, where cake pops came to the masses, and of course where PSL continues its reign. Now, Starbucks has introduced a drink featuring a flavor that’s been on the rise elsewhere, auguring our culinary future. Say hello to olive oil coffee, and to olive oil officially jumping the shark.

In February, Starbucks introduced its “Oleato” line of drinks, each infused with a spoonful of Partanna extra-virgin olive oil, to its stores in Italy. Starbucks refers to the drinks as a “revolutionary new coffee ritual,” with olive oil being steamed, shaken, or blended into both the Oleato drinks and, in some markets, into any drink customers want. The Oleato … Read more

Sriracha Mayo

Sriracha mayo is the condiment you’re going to want to put on everything! It’s creamy and savory, with spice that packs a punch!

Homemade sauces really are the best. You can usually whip them up with just a handful of ingredients you already have at home, and they’re free of gross preservatives and artificial flavors! A few of my other favorites to try are yum yum sauce, cilantro ranch dressing, and copycat Cane’s sauce!

Hero image of a spoonful of sriracha mayo.

Sriracha Mayo Recipe

Oh, sriracha mayo, how I love you. I literally put it on everything. Fried rice, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, poke bowls, you name it! I’m going to let it slide just this once if you haven’t tried it… but you really need to! It’s the BEST! If you love sauces that are creamy, savory, and spicy with just a little bit of tang, this is going to be your new baby.

I love this … Read more

Raw milk legalization does not appear to be catching on at the statehouses

Four states that currently outlaw the retail sales of raw milk and allow only limited access to unpasteurized dairy products are finding it hard to make any progress this legislative season.

Of the four states, only Illinois currently allows for herd share agreements, which means a person has to buy a share in a herd or a single animal to receive the raw milk. On farm sales are allowed in Illinois snd Minnesota and with for milk prescriptions in Rhode Island.

Other than that, the four states are among those with controls on raw milk sales and distibution. Bills questioning that approach are currently before each state’s legislature.

But when your bill is re-referred to the assignments committee or after a big public hearing it gets deferred, it’s usually not a good sign. And for the handful of raw milk bills state legislatures are still considering this year, that’s how … Read more

California’s Upcoming Fast-Food Ballot Measure, Explained

McDonald’s employees walk out during a Fight for $15 protest. | David McNew/Getty Images

The FAST Recovery Act, which sets much-needed workplace standards for fast-food workers, will be in the hands of California voters in 2024

This story was originally published on Civil Eats.

When Ingrid Vilorio tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2021, she wasn’t worried about her symptoms or even ending up in the hospital. She was worried she wouldn’t be able to make rent.

Vilorio works at a Jack in the Box near her home in Hayward, California. When she told her manager she was sick, her manager told Vilorio that she wouldn’t be paid for any of the days she missed. So, eight days later, Vilorio went back to work. “They needed me to come back, and I needed to pay my bills,” Vilorio said in Spanish during a recent interview.

Until one of her … Read more

Classic Chocolate Eclairs

Skip the bakery and make your own delicious eclairs at home! These cream-filled delights are a labor of love and are sure to become one of your new favorite dessert recipes.

I know, I know. Making pastries at home can definitely be intimidating! Especially if you’re new to baking. Trust me though, once you start, you won’t want to stop! Once you have these eclairs under your belt, you’ll have to give cream puffs or almond croissants a try! Now, let’s get in to all of the ins and outs of making the perfect eclairs.

4 eclairs on a plate. One is cut in half.

Foolproof Chocolate Dipped Eclairs

Making homemade eclairs may seem intimidating at first, with their perfectly piped shells and creamy filling. But don’t worry! With just a little bit of patience and practice, you’ll soon be whipping up eclairs like a pro. Just remember to take it one step at a time, and don’t be too … Read more