Post-workout protein shakes may not hold the same appeal as après-ski cocktails, but these delicious variations will get the experience a touch closer. Or as close as it can get.
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Après (that’s French for “after”) was founded by two Ca…
Eclipse Foods may be the company that finally takes milk out of the dairy business. Ever since the acquisition of WhiteWave Foods by the French dairy giant Danone for over $10 billion investors have been thirsting for a technology that would give consumers a better tasting, more milky (for lack of a better word), milk […]
View More Launching from YC, Eclipse Foods casts a long shadow over the $336 billion dairy industry
Rising consumer interest in alternative proteins and meat replacements has brought hundreds of millions of dollars to companies trying to grow or replace beef or chicken, but few companies have turned their attention to developing seafood alternatives. Now Shiok Meats is looking to change that. The company has raised pre-seed financing from investors like AIM […]
View More Shiok Meats takes the cultured meat revolution to the seafood aisle with plans for cultured shrimp
Former Google and Dropbox executive Dennis Woodside has joined the meat replacement developer Impossible Foods as the company’s first President. Woodside, who previously shepherded Dropbox through its initial public offering, is a longtime technology executive who is making his first foray into the food business. The 25-year tech industry veteran most recently served as the […]
View More Former Dropbox exec Dennis Woodside joins Impossible Foods as its first President
Bottomless, one of the 200-plus startups in Y Combinator’s latest batch, uses a smart scale to automatically restock your java supply.
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Continuing its quest to become the Amazon Web Services for biomanufacturing, Ginkgo Bioworks has launched a new spinoff called Motif Ingredients with $90 million in funding to develop proteins that can serve as meat and dairy replacements. It’s the second spinout for Ginkgo since late 2017 when the company partnered with Bayer to launch Joyn […]
View More With $90 million in funding, the Ginkgo spinoff Motif joins the fight for the future of food
A company using advanced technologies to grow and harvest mealworms (larval beetles) at scale is on track to become one of the venture capital industry’s oddest billion dollar investments. Ÿnsect, (pronounced ‘insect”) is a Paris-based producer of insect protein that has just closed on $125 million as the company looks to expand into North America […]
View More Tech investors see bugs as a big business as Ÿnsect raises $125 million
Swiggy, the Indian food delivery service, has made its much anticipated moved into general deliveries today after it announced its new ‘stores’ product. The move has been speculated since as early as 2017, but recent developments have taken the company closer towards the expansion. Last September, Swiggy picked up delivery service SuprDaily in an acquisition […]
View More India’s Swiggy goes beyond food to offer product delivery from local stores
Aditya and Aarti Kochhar Kaji didn’t set out to start the snack food business Taali Foods when they were studying for their business degrees at Harvard. The couple both hail from Mumbai and met at the University of Pennsylvania . They were married before starting at Harvard’s Business School and initially were interested in other areas […]
View More Taali takes its popped water lily snacks from Y Combinator to the world
One Man’s Trash from We Are Films on Vimeo. Peter Kokis makes robots or, more correctly, he turns into robots. This Brooklyn artists takes parts from different things – slicers, juicers, and the like – and sticks them together to make some amazing costumes. He then wanders the streets of Brooklyn looking like an escaped […]
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A one-year-old Chinese startup called Luckin is busy waging war against Starbucks as the new year unfolds. At an event on Thursday, Luckin announced that it aims to be the largest coffee chain in China by number of cups sold and outlets by 2019. Caffeinated drinks are taking off in the tea-drinking nation. Average coffee […]
View More Money is no object: China’s Luckin sets sights on rivaling Starbucks
What’s the best accompaniment to Christmas dinner? Red cabbage? Get out of here. Parsnips? Come on, now. Sprouts? That’s an argument for another day.
The obvious correct answer is: ‘pigs in blankets’. And I mean proper pigs in blankets which, in the UK, means a sausage wrapped in bacon — none of this pastry nonsense.
Whoever thought of taking a sausage and giving it a little pork jacket deserves some kind of medal or at least a little mention in a national anthem. There are people in the world who also think like this, which is why they’ve set up the world’s first “pigs in blankets party” in Margate, a seaside town in Kent in the south of England. Read more…
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View More I ate 100 different ‘pigs in blankets’ at a sausage party and it was painfully delicious