Category: Merry White

Boston Chinese: A Fusion Food Cooked Up In A Melting Pot City

NPR “The Salt: What’s On Your Plate” Merry White, College of Arts & Sciences Chinese food has become ingrained in this country’s culinary landscape over the years — giving rise to some uniquely Americanized dishes like General Tsao’s chicken, beef and broccoli, and of course, the ubiquitous fortune cookie… Expert quote: “Both the Italian and […]

Coffee costs more? Not really. How breakfast prices changed over time

USA Today Merry White, College of Arts & Sciences For Starbucks addicts, breakfast fuel just got more expensive… Expert quote: “People experiment with the rest of their day,” but breakfast “is a ritualized meal. Americans like their eggs, toast, bacon, pancakes, coffee, orange juice and breakfast cereals.” View full article

You may never have had coffee like this, but it will be available in Boston soon

Boston Business Journal Merry White, College of Arts & Sciences A leading operator of coffee shops in Japan is planning its foray into the U.S. market next month in Boston’s Financial District, and if the scene at the 10 Milk St. location this afternoon was any indication, Ogawa Coffee is leaving little to chance… Expert […]

Hello Kitty at 40: Sexist Throwback or Empowering Icon?

Time Merry White, College of Arts & Sciences This week, about 25,000 of the world’s most devoted Hello Kitty fans are expected to assemble in LA’s Little Tokyo district for the first-ever Hello Kitty Con–a four-day celebration of the character’s 40th birthday, going on now… Expert quote: “The feminists’ argument is a perception that women might […]