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Texters, Unite! The Taco Emoji Is Officially Under Consideration

Get ready to text your friends so, so many tacos
Nov 19, 2014 4:00 pm

You'll never have to rummage around the "Things" section of your emoji keyboard for that darn taco emoji again. Your thoughts of "it must be there, it's a freaking taco, they have to have a taco" are completely mitigated and the Unicode Consortium has heard your dissent. This noble staple of the Mexican menu is officially under consideration to be sainted included in the emoji pantheon, expanding in mid-2015.

Foods That Are Slowly Improving With Time: Vegan Cheese

It's getting there! Vegan cheese is getting there!
Oct 31, 2014 10:00 am

While 4 Hot New Gourmet Vegan Cheeses You Should Try isn't the most enticing headline you can imagine, it's big news to the earth-conscious folks at One Green Planet. While the story opens with a reminder that fake cheese is not real cheese, it's encouraging to know that the dairy-free are hopeful that this staple of life has not vanished from their lives forever. In fact, there's vegan fresh Loire Valley cheese, wrapped in a fig leaf. With wine pairings.

All Hail The Cookie Nerd, Fabricator Of Perfect Cookie Formulas

This machine measures, whips up individual cookies
Oct 31, 2014 9:00 am

You say you've got your chocolate chip cookie recipe down pat and it's the best, but do you? And is it really? Unless you've got pro-nerd Ben Krasnow's program in your computerized cookie batter-mixing robot...you don't. And it's not. Witness the science behind baking the perfect chocolate chip cookie (according to your own personal tastes). You might want to pour out a glass of milk now, before your hands start shaking from excitement.  

The Imaginary Menu: Artist David Navas Creates 'Anonymous Bistro'

A hacker-inspired cafe with no fixed address
Oct 16, 2014 9:00 am

Artist David Navas and writer Judy Cantor-Navas crack assignments for Food Republic and other publications from an undisclosed location in Barcelona. Their menu was inspired by recent world events, an appreciation for civil disobedience, and a perhaps excessive curiosity about what hard core programmers eat. Check it out. 

Seamless Roulette Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

Like Chatroulette, but with fewer boners, more food
Oct 8, 2014 8:00 am

Simply input your Seamless username and password (uh...), then, since you clearly trust the internet with your life, pick a maximum amount to spend and let fate order for you. You could end up with something perfectly normal that, to your delight, you actually haven't had in a while. Then again, you could receive something terrible. It's take-out. Is the delivery community ready for Seamless Roulette?

Burrito Chain Enlists Hackers To Hack A More Environmentally Friendly Burrito

Hack/Dining NYC has eye on sustainability
Jun 25, 2014 10:30 am

Innovation is on Chipotle's mind with this weekend’s Hack / Dining NYC Challenge, which the burrito giant is hosting in conjunction with Food + Tech Connect, Google and the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, to name a few. The event will be held June 27-29 at New York’s General Assembly and poses a big question: how can fast food restaurants waste less?

Hey! Why Aren't They Making More Food Emojis?

Are we supposed to type out "salted caramel?"
Jun 20, 2014 12:00 pm

A wave of new emojis hits phones this month. Now, you can convey "chipmunk," "bellhop bell," and the infinitely more useful, "reversed hand with middle finger extended" with one tap. There's also a "dove of peace" if you end up offending someone. Much to our chagrin, however, vital additions to the food section seem to have been overlooked. After all that waiting...why?

Cup That Tracks What You're Drinking Might Help You Lose Weight, Stay Fit

The Vessyl counts calories, fat, even caffeine
Jun 17, 2014 10:00 am

This 13-ounce spill-proof cup not only identifies the beverage that you pour into it, but it also measures the amount and nutritional makeup, including calories, fat, sugar, protein, even caffeine. Now, every sip can inspire additional workout time. You're welcome!

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