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

My Tart-a-Day Plan in Paris

An apple tart from Des Gateaux et du Pain. | Monica Burton/Eater

Stick to this meal plan to get the most out of the city’s pastry scene

This post originally appeared in the March 18, 2023, edition of Eater Travel, a biweekly dispatch from Eater’s staff about navigating places where food is the main attraction. Subscribe now.

If you have ever, for even a moment, considered going to Paris, you know that bakeries are the thing. There are enough boulangeries and patisseries to really slow you down if you’re the kind of person who insists on peering into every prettily appointed bakery window (hello). Unfortunately, there is not enough time in a vacation for most of us to take full advantage of the abundance of baked goods available for purchase. But what you can do is this: Get yourself one tart per day.

It wasn’t until two or three … Read more


Borscht: the perfect soup for when you want to feel healthy but need something packed with flavor. It’s like a hug in a bowl, if that hug was made of beets and potatoes. This tasty Ukrainian soup will become a new family favorite!

I love recreating eastern European recipes at home! After you make this hearty and delicious Borscht, you’ll have to try my homemade pierogi recipe as well as this Hungarian stew. They’re both so satisfying and delicious!

Beet soup served in a gray bowl with a dollop of sour cream and some fresh dill on top.

What is Borscht?

If you’ve never tried it, borscht is a traditional soup that originated in Eastern Europe. It’s made with beets, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, onions, and sometimes meat. (Yum!) It’s usually served with a dollop of sour cream and a slice of bread (usually rye). Borscht is a popular dish in many countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania. The soup is known for its bright purple color and sweet … Read more

Pasta Al Limone

Pasta al limone is a really simple and classic Italian dish of long noodles and a parmesan and lemon topping. It is covered in melted butter and tangy lemon, and is the perfect thing to cook for dinner when you don’t know what to make!

This recipe is so simple, and super flavorful! You can eat it as is, or you can dress it up with a protein or a side dish. If you love plain and simple noodle recipes, you’ve got to try these delicious Garlic Sesame Noodles, this classic Creamy Carbonara, and this delicious Browned Butter and Mizithra Cheese Spaghetti.

A close up on pasta al limone.

Pasta al Limon

Pasta al limone, or lemon pasta, is an incredibly popular pasta dish in Italy, and I can see why! It’s so simple, yet bursting with the delicious flavors of butter or olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and lots of lemon. It’s so simple and I love … Read more