Category: Merry White

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 […]

Ogawa Coffee planning to make US debut in Boston

Boston Globe (subscription required) Merry White, College of Arts & Sciences Get ready for thick coffee, intricate glassware — and latte art that will blow your mind. A popular Japanese coffee roaster is planning to make its American debut by opening a new store in downtown Boston, a significant development that signals a new growth and […]

CanBeSmart Curry and other unusual recipes from ‘Ig Noble Cookbook’

Boston Globe (subscription required) Merry White, College of Arts & Sciences Consider this menu: Fartless Herring, CanBeSmart Curry, Rollercoaster Martini. These are among the 21 recipes in “The Ig Nobel Cookbook,” Volume 1, a 40-page guffaw released on Sept. 6. Nobel laureates, as well as past winners of the Ig Nobel prize and organizers of […]

Clash of culinary cultures in ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’

Boston Globe (subscription required) Merry White, College of Arts & Sciences The 100 feet in “The Hundred-Foot Journey” — a fairy tale-like film that examines cultural differences through food — is the physical distance between an Indian restaurant opened by new immigrants in a tiny town in the south of France and a well-established Michelin-starred […]