Be your own Barista: Brew your favourite coffee from home – News

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As work-from-home became a reality, we did miss the coffee from the cafés and believe it or not even the coffee that came out of the vending machine in the office. From whisking Dalgona coffee at home to investing in portable tiny coffee machines, to even signing up for a brewing masterclass, we took the plunge to take bean matters into our hands. Is coffee still the answer, and where do we stand today? “In the current scenario, many people are getting back to the office. Still, a considerable number of employees are requested to maintain the WFH policy. Office

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4 bread recipes that will inspire you to bake | Food-and-cooking

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With more than 40 years working in restaurant and commercial kitchens, writing for dozens of publications reporting on food, wine and culture across the globe, and sharing her knowledge in classes and tasting rooms, one of Summer Whitford’s passions is the art of bread making.

“Baking bread, like ballet, requires precision, but stellar bakers, like prima ballerinas, transcend the mathematics of weights and time signatures and develop a feel for bread,” Whitford says. “There is no shortcut to baking perfect bread; truly great bread bakers build their skills from months to years of practice and keen observation. And they

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Eating This Healthy Food May Increase Your Parkinson’s Risk, Study Says

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If you’re like most people trying to stay healthy, there’s a good chance you’ve made some changes to your diet. After all, being conscious of what you put into your body can be one of the best ways to avoid heart disease, diabetes, or other serious health conditions. But research out of Harvard University has shown that one type of food marketed as being good for your health may actually increase your risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Read on to see which items you might want to cut back on.

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Soul Vegetarian, the Influential Chicago Vegan Restaurant, Reinvents Itself

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As more Chicagoans recognize the restaurants along 75th Street in Chatham, the strip’s anchor took a chance to debut a new look, attitude, and name after 40 years. Soul Vegetarian was one of the city’s first vegan restaurants and decades ahead of its time. But after four decades of being a pioneer it was time for a reset, to trot out new menu items and to remodel. Mayor Lori Lightfoot was among the luminaries attending the unveiling of the new Soul Veg City on Juneteenth.

That strip of 75th Street, just east of the Dan Ryan Expressway, also calls restaurants

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