ReviewGeek: Lay’s Browser Extension Turns on YouTube Captions When It Hears You Eating Chips

ReviewGeek: Lay’s Browser Extension Turns on YouTube Captions When It Hears You Eating Chips. “When artificial intelligence rises up to take over Earth, it will be because of browser extensions like Lay’s Crispy Subtitles. The new AI-powered Chrome extension from Lay’s taps into your microphone and listens for the sound of crunchy, crispy potato chips. If it hears you eating chips while you watch a YouTube Video, the AI will automatically turn on captions for your video.”

Opinion: The End of Meat is Here (New York Times)

(The lead picture for this story features corpses of skinned animals and might disturb you.) New York Times: Opinion: The End of Meat is Here. “Meat is embedded in our culture and personal histories in ways that matter too much, from the Thanksgiving turkey to the ballpark hot dog. Meat comes with uniquely wonderful smells and tastes, with satisfactions that can almost feel like home itself. And what, if not the feeling of home, is essential? And yet, an increasing number of people sense the inevitability of impending change. Animal agriculture is now recognized as a leading cause of global warming. According to The Economist, a quarter of Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 say they are vegetarians or vegans, which is perhaps one reason sales of plant-based ‘meats’ have skyrocketed, with Impossible and Beyond Burgers available everywhere from Whole Foods to White Castle.”

New York Times: Eating Is Weird Now. Here’s How to (Kind of) Get Back to Normal.

New York Times: Eating Is Weird Now. Here’s How to (Kind of) Get Back to Normal.. “As the first shelter-in-place orders were spreading across the country, a popular tweet was going around: ‘Wear jeans for an hour or two in your house every day. You don’t want to get three or four weeks from now and go to put them on and have it be an absolute crisis.’ It’s been about four weeks since that tweet was sent. Anyone have that crisis yet?”

Eater: Miss Going Out to Restaurants? Here’s How to Make Takeout Feel Special.

Eater: Miss Going Out to Restaurants? Here’s How to Make Takeout Feel Special.. “During a global pandemic, a sense of occasion is still possible to find, and it might be even more valuable than before. As many diners turn to takeout and delivery to feed themselves and to support restaurants whose other revenue streams have run dry, regaining that feeling of ceremony associated with a restaurant meal might be as simple as getting out the good plates and the nice olive oil. And while there’s no evidence of food being associated with COVID-19 transmission, it is recommended that you throw away or disinfect packaged materials that come with takeout and delivery — so fresh plates are a doubly good idea.”

NBC Boston: New List Shows Restaurants Still Open in Mass. Amid Coronavirus

NBC Boston: New List Shows Restaurants Still Open in Mass. Amid Coronavirus. “The Massachusetts Restaurant Association has launched a new centralized database of eateries offering takeout and delivery services during the coronavirus pandemic. CarryOutMA will tell the public about restaurants in the Bay State offering carryout, curbside and delivery. Businesses can click here to add their listings.”

Lifehacker Australia: Tell Google Maps Your Dietary Preferences To Get More Customised Search Results

Lifehacker Australia: Tell Google Maps Your Dietary Preferences To Get More Customised Search Results . “We all have food preferences of some kind. Maybe you’re a vegetarian or allergic to shellfish, or perhaps you just really don’t like pizza. When you’re using Google Maps to find food recommendations; however, by default, it will show you all the options out there, not just the ones you’re likely to want to eat. That is, unless you tell Google Maps what those preferences are.”

PR Newswire: Pilot Light Launches First-Ever Free Online Library For K-12 Grade Food Education Lesson Plans (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Pilot Light Launches First-Ever Free Online Library For K-12 Grade Food Education Lesson Plans (PRESS RELEASE). “In addition to providing free lesson plans, the Food Education Center also hosts Pilot Light’s Food Education Standards, the first-ever nationwide set of recommendations for food education for K-12 students. The Food Education Standards were developed in collaboration with notable Chicago chefs Paul Kahan (One Off Hospitality), Matthias Merges (Folk Art Management), and Jason Hammel (Lula Café and Marisol), as well as nutrition and education experts and faculty from the University of Chicago, Columbia University, the United States Department of Agriculture and a teacher development team comprising Chicago Public Schools faculty.”

BBC: The secrets of ‘food porn’ viral videos

BBC: The secrets of ‘food porn’ viral videos. “I’ve just watched a fresh turkey being covered in fragments of cheese-flavoured crisps and then stuffed with what looks like three kilos of cheddar. The video has more than four million views on YouTube. Call it a stunt, call it a travesty, whatever you make of it this is food – but not as you know it.” Unless you’ve ever been to a State Fair in America. And I have seen the video mentioned in the lede — well, I saw the Kalen Reacts video, and I agree with every exclamation of horror Kalen uttered.

PR Newswire: 50 Best Launches ’50 Best Discovery’, the World’s Most Exciting Gastronomic Map of More Than 1,600 Expert-approved Dining and Drinking Destinations (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: 50 Best Launches ’50 Best Discovery’, the World’s Most Exciting Gastronomic Map of More Than 1,600 Expert-approved Dining and Drinking Destinations (PRESS RELEASE). “50 Best Discovery gives discerning diners and drinkers the chance to explore restaurants and bars that have received votes from 50 Best experts across the world, featuring more than 1,600 reviews of venues in 75 countries…. This 1,700-strong Academy comprises the world’s leading food and drink writers, chefs, restaurateurs and bar owners, global gastronomes and regional cuisine specialists.”

The Takeout: Teens overwhelmingly engage with junk food on social media because there’s no kale TikTok

The Takeout: Teens overwhelmingly engage with junk food on social media because there’s no kale TikTok. “As any parent, teacher, or sentient adult knows, teenagers spend a lot of time staring at their phones. (Actually, we all do.) Much of that screen time is spent on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and a host of other apps teens use that baffle the rest of us. While they’re using those social networking platforms, teens are exposed to marketing from food brands. And many of those food brands, new research shows, aren’t healthy.”

1888PressRelease: New Website to Find Black Owned Eateries in Every Town (PRESS RELEASE)

1888PressRelease: New Website to Find Black Owned Eateries in Every Town (PRESS RELEASE). “Supporting minority owned businesses is very important for the economy. Finding these businesses is not always an easy task. That was the driving force for Edward Dillard to create Eat Black Owned. He set out to design a website for visitors to easily find black owned restaurants, cafes, diners, and bakeries.” I checked a 20-mile radius of my town, and it found several businesses but I know there are others it missed. Obviously a work in progress but enough there to make it worth a visit.