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Bangkok city guide: what to do plus the best hotels, restaurants and bars

Skipping the temples and the backpacker hub of the Khao San Road, our writer focuses on the food, drink and arts scenes in the city’s vibrant neighbourhoods<p>Floods, protests, power struggles, a military takeover – Krungthep, known to the rest of the world as Bangkok, has endured more than its share …

Thailand

Full of beans: Britain's 30 best and buzziest coffee shops

England

Sutton and Sons

An uptown fish and chip shop in downtown Hackney.<p>The third branch of Sutton and Sons may look like a dine-in spot from the outside but the space – …

England

Turns out there’s a genetic reason why you drink so much coffee

Many people cannot function properly without copious amounts of caffeine in their system on the daily basis. They drink cup after cup of coffee to …

14 New Books That Are Guaranteed To Make You Hungry

It’s lit<p><i>If we could, we would spend the majority of our time here on earth skimming through our favorite bookshops and running through libraries. But even if we could, there sadly wouldn’t be enough time to read every book in existence—that’s why we rely on recommendations from friends, family, and</i> …

Starbucks' new Willy Wonka-inspired store in Tokyo offers a glimpse into the brand's future

On Thursday, CEO Howard Schultz announced that the coffee giant would open its fourth Roastery in Tokyo in 2018.<p>"It's clear to the me that the universal interest in premium retail experiences is not skewed to only the US," Schultz told Business Insider. "I think there is a bigger trend here — as …

Coffee

20 great UK walks with pubs, chosen by nature writers

Pull on your boots and enjoy the countryside in all its autumn glory. Ten of Britain’s best nature writers reveal their favourite routes – and where they like to refuel on the way<p>20 more UK walks with pub pit stops<p>1 Grassington, Yorkshire dales<p><b>Length: 11miles<br>Time: 5</b>½ <b>hours<br>Start/finish: Grassington</b> …

Scotland

Inside the Bill Gates-backed startup on a mission to reinvent meat

The world's population could reach nine billion people by 2050.<p>The bad news for carnivores: There aren't enough resources on the planet to support sustainable animal agriculture at that scale. Raising chickens, pigs, and cattle already takes up 30% of the Earth's surface.<p>A number of companies are …

Startups Are Finding a Powerful Partner in This Hidden Corner of the Food Economy

For decades there has been a tried and true path for natural food companies looking to grow: Start in your hometown’s natural food store. Next, try …

These Fast Food Chains Have the Fastest, Most Accurate & Most Polite Drive-Thrus

Which employees say "please" and "thank you" most often?<p>Fast food customers always want speedy and accurate service. But these attributes are …

Best Fried Chicken Ever: The Only Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe You’ll Ever Need

You don’t need to run to KFC every time you want fried chicken | Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images<p><i>Stop wasting time in the kitchen. We’ve found</i> …

Side Dishes

Dunkin Donuts Recruits Coke to Take on Starbucks' Bottled Coffee Empire

Starbucks and Pepsi virtually control the $2 billion bottled coffee market.<p>Dunkin' Donuts is teaming up with Coca-Cola to take on Starbucks in a battle to win the bottled coffee business.<p>On Thursday, the coffee-and-donut company announced it will launch its first line of ready-to-drink coffee …

Have You Always Wanted KFC’s Secret Recipe? Because This Really Seems To Be It

Forget that extra crispy sunscreen that KFC released the other day, there’s more important chicken news to fry. According to the Chicago Tribune, KFC’s highly coveted original recipe may very well have been revealed in the most casual way imaginable and we’re here to bring it to you!<p>During an …

You could fit the entire human race into a sugar cube — and 13 other facts to put the universe into perspective

It's full of exploding stars and immortal jellyfish and it's been kicking around for almost 14 billion years.<p>Here are 14 awesome facts to put it all into perspective.

This Alternative London Underground Map Shows You What To See At Every Tube Stop In Central London

London is a pretty epic place, though its probably expected that I’d say that seeing as it’s my home but its the actual truth. 🙂 Our wonderful city …

England

The Lunch Scene in London Is All About High-End Takeaway—Here’s Where to Grab a Bite

London is one of the few cities that, paradoxically, sticks to tradition as much as they look to the future. The most classically British traditions will never go away: high tea, corgis in the palace, and a die-hard affinity for hats. But the food scene has seen an upheaval. In the not-too-distant …

Food

How 'hipster milk' helped save the family farm

Third-generation dairy farmer Joe Towers doesn’t have a lot in common with London’s hipster baristas. Or at least he didn’t until recently.<p>This rural entrepreneur from deepest Lancashire has joined forces with savvy caffeine experts to develop the UK’s first barista milk, specially designed for …

A bowl of oatmeal a day could be the secret to a longer and healthier life, say scientists

A large bowl of oatmeal each day could protect against death from cancer, the biggest ever analysis of the benefits of whole grains has shown.<p>Oats …

Nestor focuses on delivering lunch for office workers in Paris

French startup Nestor just raised $1 million (€900,000) from business angels through Anaxago, and TheFamily. The startup competes in the incredibly fierce market of food delivery startups in Paris. Compared to its competitors, Nestor has a full stack approach and focuses on weekday lunches for …

Startups

The secret life of a fast-food worker: ‘I’ve got used to everything being greasy’

You wouldn’t believe some of the stuff customers complain about. I’ve been sworn at because the prices are up 10p from last week. The buns are burnt, the fries are cold, the chicken is greasy, and they can’t find the bacon on their burger. In the six years I’ve worked for this fast-food chain, I’m …

Fast Food

This Awesome Video Explains The Entire Universe in Less Than 4 Minutes

And at the end of it we're all still going to die.<p>We humans like to make a big deal of things - climate change, new viruses, the death of our …

Salad Chain Everyone Loves Bans Bacon And Sriracha From Its Menus

<b>The new OMG Omega bowl has sustainably sourced trout.</b> <i>(Photo: Sweetgreen)</i><p>By Clint Rainey<p>Salad chain Sweetgreen announced two menu changes on Tuesday: The fast-growing and deep-pocketed company says it started contemplating how to make food healthier, and it's decided the first step is banning all …

Food

Foxconn cuts 60,000 factory jobs and replaces them with robots

Automation is accelerating in smartphone plants<p>Foxconn, the largest contract electronics manufacturer in the world, says it has automated away 60,000 jobs in one of its factories, according to the <i>BBC</i>. The cuts are part of an ongoing process to replace humans responsible for "many of the …

Costco executives are pouring money into a fast-food chain that's unlike anything else in America

The Organic Coup, which is the first USDA-certified organic fast-food chain in the US, just raised $7 million in an initial round of financing led by Costco founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal.<p>Costco's chief financial officer, Richard Galanti, also participated in the round of funding.<p>The Organic …