pop culture

Modern popular culture topics in the Feast and cooking sphere.

  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 2 years ago
    Enjoy Blueberry Pancakes on National Blueberry Pancake Day

    Enjoy Blueberry Pancakes on National Blueberry Pancake Day

    If you love pancakes, January 28 is the day to eat as many stacks as you want. If you love blueberry pancakes, you have another reason to indulge. Many people love pancakes, and they have a favorite. However, people around the country are celebrating with blueberry pancakes. That's because it is National Blueberry Pancake Day. Some restaurants offer free or discounted pancakes if you order blueberry pancakes on its national day.
  • Ghezal Amiri
    Published 2 years ago
    Teen Drama Stars Leighton Meester and Adam Brody Help Charity's Fight to #Endhunger

    Teen Drama Stars Leighton Meester and Adam Brody Help Charity's Fight to #Endhunger

    When it comes to shipping characters that starred in our favorite teen dramas, Blair Waldorf and Seth Cohen are usually the first couple on the list. Luckily for the dreamers, this pairing actually came to fruition in real life when Leighton Meester and Adam Brody tied the knot in 2014 and welcomed their first child a year later. Although the couple have been notoriously private in recent years, they have made a public appearance to support Feeding America, the United States' largest hunger relief organization.
  • Christina St-Jean
    Published 2 years ago
    Sorry, Starbucks Baristas:  A Zombie Frappuccino Looms On The Horizon

    Sorry, Starbucks Baristas: A Zombie Frappuccino Looms On The Horizon

    Remember the incredibly sweet confection that was the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino? The now-discontinued blended creme drink hit Starbucks' stores throughout North America in mid-April and baristas simply couldn't keep up with the demand. At the time, stores were reporting that although they were supposed to be able to make the beverages for the week or so that the Unicorn Frappuccino was around, they simply had not been given enough of the ingredients to keep up with the demand. Countless Reddit accounts detail experiences of customers not handling the news that stores ran out of the drink well, with baristas essentially threatening to lose their collective cool if someone asked for another Unicorn Frappuccino during their shift.
  • Christina St-Jean
    Published 2 years ago
    Pumpkin Spice Lattés Are Nostalgia

    Pumpkin Spice Lattés Are Nostalgia

    Let me start by saying that until my second daughter was born, I had little to no interest in drinking coffee. That was eight years ago, and at some point during those eight years, my good friend Stacey suggested I try a pumpkin spice latté from Starbucks. I was dubious — outside of anything with peanut butter flavoring or chocolate, I tend to be a little bit of a purist and don't generally put anything in my coffee but milk and sugar. The notion of consuming pumpkin spice anything was at first off-putting, but I figured I might as well try it.
  • Mountain Sage
    Published 2 years ago
    Using Your Noodle to Surf

    Using Your Noodle to Surf

    I remember the noodle houses in the train station at Abiko Station in Tokyo. I'd arrive when it got dark and the white bright lamps would be attracting moths that would dance around each light seeming to celebrate their own traditional Japanese affairs. It was humid and during that train ride I was usually packed in like a sardine with all the other passengers. Many would pile in at Ueno Station and the people on the outside would get pressed up against the glass. Arriving at Abiko station was perfect as the cool breeze complimented with the freedom of the outdoors and proved to be dual relief from the moments that had ticked by previously. It was on these occasions that steam rose up into the high ceilings of the train station platforms and gave off the smell of boiling noodles and breaded delicacies.
  • Riley Raul Reese
    Published 2 years ago
    Catchiest Food and Beverage Jingles

    Catchiest Food and Beverage Jingles

    The food industry is filled with marketing mavericks, and that's part of the reason why many of our biggest brands are so popular. To a point, the food industry's real talent isn't just making us want our favorite burger or a drink. Rather, it's creating amazing earworms that get us talking about their food.
  • Skunk Uzeki
    Published 2 years ago
    Notorious Fast Food Feuds

    Notorious Fast Food Feuds

    The fast food industry is cutthroat—notoriously so.
  • Just Grubbin
    Published 2 years ago
    Just Grubbin Series: 2017 Philadelphia Cheesesteak & Food Fest

    Just Grubbin Series: 2017 Philadelphia Cheesesteak & Food Fest

    **Lauren is the founder of JustGrubbin.com and happens to be a cheesesteak enthusiast, so he decided to preview one of his favorite events**
  • Just Grubbin
    Published 2 years ago
    Just Grubbin Series: Welcome to Philly Markelle Fultz

    Just Grubbin Series: Welcome to Philly Markelle Fultz

    The drafting process seems to be coming to mother fuckin completion for the Philadelphia 76ers as they drafted Markelle Fultz number one overall in this year's draft! I know what your thinking " .....the hell does this have to do with food?" My main inspiration for this post came because he gave us this food gem shortly after being drafted ( via The Players Tribune).
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published 3 years ago
    Celebrity Chefs Who Aren't Actually Chefs

    Celebrity Chefs Who Aren't Actually Chefs

    Televised cooking shows have created a number of amazing phenomenons that have changed the way we look at food. We've gotten shows like Hell's Kitchen, which taught our mainstream audiences how hard actually running a restaurant kitchen could be.
  • Joe Morel
    Published 3 years ago
    Red Seed, Black Liquid, Flat White

    Red Seed, Black Liquid, Flat White

    There's an edge and bitterness to coffee that makes it addictive.
  • Sophie Heller
    Published 3 years ago
    Why Is America So Obsessed with Cupcakes Lately?

    Why Is America So Obsessed with Cupcakes Lately?

    They’re tiny and overpriced but nonetheless delicious “gourmet” treats. America's cupcake obsession is spread long and far. I’m not sure if it's the trendy shop itself or perhaps the huge variety of mouth watering flavors that make cupcakes so tempting to the passerby. All around the country in virtually every city and town you are sure to find one of these trendy cupcakeries, a bakery dedicated to producing cupcakes. And it’s not just a fad anymore; with 669 million cupcakes sold from October 2010- October 2011, we have to admit that this obsession is serious. From Georgetown Cupcakes to Magnolia Bakery, we know the names well and there is certainly no shortage of cupcakes to fuel America’s obsession. So where did this cupcake obsession come from anyway?