Starbucks will anchor the new $400 million food-focused Valor Siren Ventures fund

Starbucks will anchor the new $400 million food-focused Valor Siren Ventures fund

Starbucks is serving up a steaming hot $100 million cash commitment to anchor a new food-focused fund in partnership with the consumer and tech-focused focused private equity firm Valor Equity Partners. The behemoth of burnt-coffee said that its commitment to the Valor Siren Ventures fund is an attempt to focus on “new ideas and technologies that are relevant to customers, inspiring to partners (employees), and meaningful to Starbucks business.” The Starbucks announcement was short on details, except for a general statement that it would focus on investments in companies developing…

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Postmates’ newest feature is like Uber POOL for food delivery

Postmates’ newest feature is like Uber POOL for food delivery

Postmates is launching a new feature called Postmates Party that lets customers within the same neighborhood pool their orders. In return, these customers get the food delivered for free, eliminating a major pinch point for potential Postmates users. The feature illustrates how Postmates, one of the earlier entrants to the billion-dollar food delivery wars, is trying to remain competitive by appealing to price-sensitive customers. Customers using the app can tap on the Postmates Party tab, which will show trending merchants from which people in their neighborhood are ordering at that…

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10 of the best snack subscription boxes according to reviewers

10 of the best snack subscription boxes according to reviewers

Contrary to what you might have grown up hearing, snacking can actually be good for you if you do it right. Eating small, healthy snacks throughout the day can keep your metabolism revved up and help normalize blood sugar, according to Everyday Health. That basically gives you permission to indulge your munchies whenever you want (with limitations, of course).  Harvard Health Publishing says that snacking rather than just eating three big meals can reduce your perception of fatigue because your brain will get a steady supply of nutrients. So, really,…

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10 of the best snack subscription boxes according to reviewers

10 of the best snack subscription boxes according to reviewers

Contrary to what you might have grown up hearing, snacking can actually be good for you if you do it right. Eating small, healthy snacks throughout the day can keep your metabolism revved up and help normalize blood sugar, according to Everyday Health. That basically gives you permission to indulge your munchies whenever you want (with limitations, of course).  Harvard Health Publishing says that snacking rather than just eating three big meals can reduce your perception of fatigue because your brain will get a steady supply of nutrients. So, really,…

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10 of the best snack subscription boxes according to reviewers

10 of the best snack subscription boxes according to reviewers

Contrary to what you might have grown up hearing, snacking can actually be good for you if you do it right. Eating small, healthy snacks throughout the day can keep your metabolism revved up and help normalize blood sugar, according to Everyday Health. That basically gives you permission to indulge your munchies whenever you want (with limitations, of course).  Harvard Health Publishing says that snacking rather than just eating three big meals can reduce your perception of fatigue because your brain will get a steady supply of nutrients. So, really,…

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10 of the best snack subscription boxes according to reviewers

10 of the best snack subscription boxes according to reviewers

Contrary to what you might have grown up hearing, snacking can actually be good for you if you do it right. Eating small, healthy snacks throughout the day can keep your metabolism revved up and help normalize blood sugar, according to Everyday Health. That basically gives you permission to indulge your munchies whenever you want (with limitations, of course).  Harvard Health Publishing says that snacking rather than just eating three big meals can reduce your perception of fatigue because your brain will get a steady supply of nutrients. So, really,…

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Short video about life on a Japanese wasabi farm

Short video about life on a Japanese wasabi farm

According to this video and article from by The Atlantic, most of the wasabi eaten around the world is horseradish with green food coloring in it. Shigeo Iida, a 75-year-old farmer in Japan, grows the real stuff, and in this beautifully shot video, we get to see him harvest wasabi and make wasabi paste while he waxes philosophical. “Real wasabi, like the ones we grow, has a unique, fragrant taste that first hits the nose,” he says. “The sweetness comes next, followed finally by spiciness.” Image: YouTube/The AtlanticRead full story

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