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N.J. college violated Americans With Disabilities Act by not accommodating student with celiac disease N.J. college violated Americans With Disabilities Act by not accommodating student with celiac disease

In July 2016, a student at Rider University in New Jersey filed a complaint to the Justice Department, arguing that the school failed to make proper accommodations for students with severe food allergies. The student has celiac disease, an immune disease triggered by gluten. NJ.com reports the Justice Department…

British teen incubates supermarket egg, hatches a duckling British teen incubates supermarket egg, hatches a duckling

It’s confusing to explain supermarket eggs to kids. Thanks to all those picture books about chickens and ducks (what is the publishing world’s obsession with poultry?), kids know birds hatch from eggs. So, mom/dad/babysitter, what do you have to say about this plate of scrambled eggs, hmmmm?

London bar plans menstruation-themed brunch for charity London bar plans menstruation-themed brunch for charity

Good morning, chap! Fancy a macaron shaped like a tampon? Perhaps a Bloody Mary? Get thee to brunch at London’s The Book Club, then. Next month, the bar will host a menstruation-themed meal in support of Bloody Big Brunch, an organization that donates sanitary products to women in poverty.

Why the world is flipping for Japanese whisky Why the world is flipping for Japanese whisky

Welcome to Gateways To Drinkery, where The Takeout offers an entry-level course on our favorite libations, and some suggestions on where to start drinking them.

Who on earth wants a thinner Reese’s? Who on earth wants a thinner Reese’s?

Devout readers know The Takeout has a policy of not yucking another person’s yum. You like loaded fries? Fine. We don’t, but these mistakes differences of opinion are what makes the world such a beautiful place! You might also think Imagine Dragons is a good band, and that’s fine because, well, we can’t all be right…

Chicago’s most-ordered cocktail bucks the national trend and I couldn’t be prouder  Chicago’s most-ordered cocktail bucks the national trend and I couldn’t be prouder 

Nielsen came out with a report this week examining the most-ordered cocktails at bars. (This is market research I can really get behind.) Given the recent rise of “mixology” and Prohibition-era cocktails, just what are the most popular drink orders in America these days? They all start with the letter M—unless you’re…

Beer flips are the beer-and-whole egg cocktail—wait, hear me out Beer flips are the beer-and-whole egg cocktail—wait, hear me out

Gee, Kate, when are you going to share a recipe for a cocktail that includes hot beer and a whole egg?

Everyone needs a giant plastic Cambro tub in their life Everyone needs a giant plastic Cambro tub in their life

When I started regularly baking sourdough bread last year, I realized just how messy a hobby bread-making can be. Because a sourdough starter needs to be fed and maintained each day, flour flew and dough smeared constantly around my kitchen. Failure to immerse a dough-covered utensil in water less than four seconds…

Last Call: Who else misses Strangers With Candy? Last Call: Who else misses Strangers With Candy?

TruTV’s At Home With Amy Sedaris returned last night for a second season of charming hospitality advice, cheese ball recipes, and uncomfortable knife sharpening. Sedaris made a lovely appearance on The Late Show earlier this week to promote the new season, during which host Stephen Colbert’s and Sedaris reveal that…

Let's talk about the foods we used to hate and grew to love Let's talk about the foods we used to hate and grew to love

Food phases are normally considered a kid thing, a picky-eating behavior that’s outgrown. But they’re not only a childhood phenomenon, as we Takeout writers can attest. We recently discussed foods we once avoided but have since grown to appreciate or even enjoy, though it’s rare that we could pinpoint the exact…

Nearly naked man covered in peanut butter visits Dallas dog park  Nearly naked man covered in peanut butter visits Dallas dog park 

Filmmakers and writers do this exercise called storyboarding. You lay the elements of your piece out visually, in little scenes or snippets, and then arrange them in a manner that’s cohesive and intriguing. I’ll confess that right now I am staring a metaphorical storyboard that contains the following elements of a…

Kellogg stockpiles Pringles in warehouse to prevent Brexit shortage Kellogg stockpiles Pringles in warehouse to prevent Brexit shortage

Brexit’s long shadow has recently fallen over Kellogg Co., which is taking measures to prevent a potential Pringles shortage should a “hard” or “no-deal” Brexit disrupt its supply chain. According to Reuters, several food companies are enacting similar steps to brace themselves should Brexit severely complicate…

Peeps debuts root beer, pancakes and syrup, blue raspberry-filled marshmallow chicks  Peeps debuts root beer, pancakes and syrup, blue raspberry-filled marshmallow chicks 

Peeps are to Easter as candy hearts are to Valentine’s Day. Love them or loathe them, they’re a seasonal harbinger, a candy-aisle staple, a food made from ingredients that no one could identify in nature. And Peeps get even stranger this year, with a new lineup of flavors from Just Born Quality Confections that…

Last Call: How many towels do you have? Last Call: How many towels do you have?

If you went away from Twitter for a few hours over the weekend and then returned (haha, like that would ever happen), you may have been surprised to find that your feed had been entirely taken over by discussions about towels. Abdul Dremali, co-host of the Unreasonable Podcast, posted the seemingly totally reasonable…

Eggland’s Best patents its eggs, inspires our deep questions about eggshells Eggland’s Best patents its eggs, inspires our deep questions about eggshells

Come for the news about Eggland’s Best eggs, stay for the weird info I’m about to share regarding chickens who eat their own eggshells. (If that’s not a thrilling cliffhanger, I don’t know what is.)

This essay about race and beer is a tough, necessary wake-up call This essay about race and beer is a tough, necessary wake-up call

Yesterday, one story dominated my social-media feeds, as it did for anyone else whose Twitter list is mostly comprised of breweries and beer writers. This essay from Beer Kulture, a must-read site “that merges urban culture with beer,” (read: shares black perspectives on beer) confronted the mostly-white beer world…

Jack In The Box’s new Burger Dippers ask: Is a hamburger a French fry? Jack In The Box’s new Burger Dippers ask: Is a hamburger a French fry?

If someone asks whether you want fries with your burger, you know what they’re referring to: fried potatoes. Maybe at some establishments, those fries are waffle-shaped, or made from sweet potatoes. But still, in essence, they’re fried potatoes. Within the last year though, fast-food chains have stretched the…

Let's talk about the strange ways we consume certain foods Let's talk about the strange ways we consume certain foods

We all have our weird food things, or know people with weird food things. That friend who puts mustard on pizza. The aunt who insists of putting ice in her wine. Your ex-boyfriend who likes his steak so rare, it might still be breathing.

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