Born in Augusta, Georgia, Virginia Willis loved her grandmother's Southern classics. When her family moved to Louisiana, she fell for Cajun cooking, too. After college and culinary schools in the U.S. and France, she began a multifaceted career as a chef, cooking show producer and prolific author of six cookbooks – including a winner of the James Beard Award. Her latest, "Secrets of the Southern Table," was published just this month. Here are some of Willis' recipes from "Secrets of the Southern Table": Garlic-Rubbed Skirt Steak and Vidalia Onions with Pecan Romesco You can also substitute the pecans with peanuts in this recipe. In this age of seasonless grocery stores, where strawberries and squash are always available, Vidalia onions remain a spring treat, with a harvest from late April through mid-June. Every spring, without fail, many Southerners buy a big mesh sack of these sweet onions and store them knotted in pantyhose in a cool, dry … [Read more...] about The Dish: Virginia Willis’ recipes from “Secrets of the Southern Table”
Kate Taylor, provided by Published 6:30 am, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Now Playing: Taco Bell's Nacho Fries are going to ruin a lot of New Year's resolutions. Buzz60's Nathan Rousseau Smith (@FantasticMrNate) shows us the tasty concoction. Media: Buzz 60 Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Taco Bell started serving fries in January. The fries were the most successful launch in Taco Bell's history, with the chain selling 53 million total orders before the limited-time item disappeared from menus in April. We taste-tested the fries and found they were like nothing else fast-food chains are serving right now. In late January, the fast-food chain added $1 nacho fries to the menu for a limited time. Instead of taking the classic fast-food route, Taco Bell tops its fries with a spicy seasoning and serves them with a side of nacho cheese. On Wednesday, Taco Bell parent company Yum Brands reported that nacho fries served as a significant sales driver for the chain, with more … [Read more...] about Taco Bell’s newest menu item paid off big for the chain — here’s the secret to its success (YUM)
Hopper, a startup that uses historical data to tell you when the best time to purchase a flight, is teaming up with a handful of airlines to offer discounted flights it said are exclusive to the Hopper platform. Called “secret fares,” the new offering will be delivered in conjunction with Air Canada, LATAM, Turkish, WestJet, Copa, and Air China, and it will be available across 60,000 routes globally. Founded out of Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2010, Hopper spent much of its early years trawling and archiving trillions of flight prices — data it would later use to power its predictive algorithms. The company launched its first consumer apps for iOS and Android in 2015, serving to help travelers determine whether they should buy a flight now… or wait. A common misconception is that flight prices always go up, but that ain’t so — airlines will often price their flights conservatively to begin with, and then drop them later depending on demand. … [Read more...] about Hopper’s airfare prediction app now offers exclusive ‘secret fares’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jonathan Saltzman Globe Staff April 17, 2018 Douglas Fambrough III had good news about his fledgling biotech company when he met with a roomful of investment analysts in a swanky midtown Manhattan hotel on a November morning in 2014.During a half-hour presentation at the Lotte New York Palace, the chief executive of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. showed 19 slides that gave an overview of his Watertown firm. The 11th one featured a diagram with circles and squiggly lines. It represented a new delivery system for gene-silencing drugs that Dicerna hoped to develop to treat rare disorders.But when executives at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. — Dicerna’s multibillion-dollar rival in Cambridge — later saw the slide on Dicerna’s website, they thought it looked familiar. They sued Dicerna, accusing it of stealing trade secrets that Alnylam had acquired … [Read more...] about Trade secrets battle between Alnylam, Dicerna is just one of many
Áine Cain, provided by Published 7:54 am, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Porojnicu Stelian/Shutterstock, Peter Lorimer/Shutterstock • Fast food isn't some new-fangled invention. It's been around for centuries, albeit in different forms. • Ancient Roman fast food joints were called "thermopolia." • These restaurants had a bad reputation, but they provided fast and cheap meals to the poor of ancient Rome. Even ancient people hankered for a spot where they could swing by and grab a hot meal. For the ancient Romans, that's where thermopolia came in. The word translates to "places where hot drinks are sold." LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Mark Zuckerberg Is Grilled on Diversity at Facebook Fortune Uber Is Expanding to a New Mode of Transportation: Bikes Fortune Shoe Retailer Nine West Files For Bankruptcy Buzz 60 Students raise money for electronic glasses that allow partially blind classmate to see Fox29 … [Read more...] about Fast food has existed since ancient Rome — where restaurants sold fish sauce and baked cheese and narrowly survived two emperors
AI and privacy predictably dominated conversations at this year’s Adobe Summit, as both speakers and attendees tackled the elephant in the room. Thankfully, the “Summit Sneaks” sessions offered a little respite. Hosted by Leslie Jones of “Saturday Night Live,” experience creators had an opportunity to stand on stage in front of 13,000 attendees who will vote online for their favorite project. The increasingly popular sessions are primarily an opportunity for engineers to get out of the lab and showcase what they’ve been working on. The light-hearted and entertaining look into future technology feels like the perfect way to end the summit after a few days of geeking out with AI, machine learning, and algorithms. Content creators or brands such as Kayak or ASOS, who produce large quantities of content to engage their audiences, were teased with a concept of “Intelligent Content Insights.” As product manager for research and technology … [Read more...] about Is intelligent content insights the secret sauce for engaging content?
Less than a decade after a startup called UberCab launched in San Francisco, there’s a growing sense in American cities that things have changed. Ride-hailing services like Lyft, Juno, Gett, Via, and of course Uber have upended how people travel around the places where they live. A ride is faster, cheaper, easier to find, and maybe even safer than ever before. Still, the spread of these services leaves plenty of questions about what, exactly, has shifted—and whether it’s all for the better. Who is using ride-hailing apps? How often? Have these services put extra cars on city streets, or exacerbated congestion and air pollution? And are the companies’ “driver-partners” making enough to live? The answers inform how cities make all sorts of decisions, about traffic patterns, public transit, even the social safety net. But finding them requires data from the companies in question: How many cars are they using? How much are they charging? Where are their … [Read more...] about Dying to Know Uber’s Secrets, Data-Hungry Cities Get Creative
One of the highlights of this week's Waymo v. Uber trial was the "tech-bro" language that was thrown around, particularly by former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. Kalanick, who headed Uber from 2010 until mid-2017, certainly isn't the only example of a business-savvy dude at the helm of tech companies, but he might be the most famous. The Southern California native highlighted the disconnect between the stodgy, anodyne language preferred by lawyers and the actual way that many talk behind Silicon Valley's closed doors. On the witness stand, Kalanick, dressed in a conservative black suit and tie, was professional. He answered clearly and directly, and even when he was questioned by somewhat friendly Uber lawyers, he refrained from using the type of lingo that he seems to prefer. Back in 2014, in an interview with GQ, he non-ironically said the words "hashtag winning." In January 2017, after declining to serve on President Donald Trump's business council, Kalanick described Trump's negative … [Read more...] about From “laser is the sauce” to “pound of flesh:” Kalanick has the best words
On the stand in San Francisco today, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick appeared calm, cool, and well-hydrated, sipping from a series of tiny water bottles while serenely fielding questions from the legal team at Waymo, the Alphabet self-driving car effort that is suing Uber for trade secret theft. It was his first public speaking appearance since his resignation from the ridehailing company this summer, so his mere presence felt like big news. But as the second day of the Waymo-Uber trial drew to a close, a quieter moment, one that dealt with the tricky nature of trade secrets, might become more consequential. If the lawyers do their job right, the jury will decide this case based not on salacious emails or meeting notes (though Waymo has presented plenty of internal Uber communications that are, well, juvenile at best). It will decide based on whether the laser technology Uber used in its self-driving cars qualify as Waymo trade secrets. The moment: A long-time engineer for … [Read more...] about The Big Question in Waymo v. Uber: What on Earth Is a Trade Secret, Anyway?
Intel’s startling marriage with AMD’s graphics chips has finally borne fruit, as Intel announced five new Core H-series chips that use two variants of the AMD “Vega M” GPU. The combination of Intel and AMD technology should outperform a last-gen system with a discrete Nvidia chip, Intel says.You can jump straight to our performance section to learn more about Intel’s claims.The new 8th-generation, quad-core Core i5 and Core i7 chips, together with what AMD calls the Radeon RX Vega M GPU, will power laptops from Dell and HP. They’ll also appear in new Intel-branded “Hades Canyon” NUCs, with prices beginning at $799 and $999, Intel said.Intel’s announcement Sunday at CES adds a significant amount of detail to the bombshell AMD and Intel dropped in November. Intel’s overarching goal with its Core/Radeon combination has been to deliver a gaming PC with great VR capabilities within an ultrabook form factor. We … [Read more...] about Intel launches five Core chips with Radeon graphics from rival AMD