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Coconut shell filter for clean water on the go

The world’s been drinking that much coconut water lately, there’s a surplus of coconut shells bobbing around and something needs to be done about it.

Thank goodness then for this little invention. In a follow up to the "perfect spout" built into their Vida water bottle, California-based Kor have released Nava, a new bottle that combines their signature mouth-friendly top with a slim filter built into the centre of the bottle. Constructed from renewable coconut shells, which are converted into activated carbon, the filtration system opts for a more sustainable method than filters made from coal...

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'New Girls' join Skinnygirl Cocktails

Cheers! The hottest new girls in town made their national debut last weekend at the Skinnygirl® Cocktails "Meet the New Girls" party in Manhattan.

After unveiling Skinnygirl® Mojito, Skinnygirl® Sweet 'n Tart Grapefruit Margarita, Skinnygirl™ White Cherry Vodka and Skinnygirl™ Moscato to an excited crowd of fans, media and friends, the original Skinnygirl herself, Bethenny Frankel, tended bar along with some special guests: Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tyson Beckford , JP Rosenbaum, Chris Bukowski and Graham Bunn ...

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Modern Art Desserts

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art known for serving up unique desserts based on the works of artists have compiled them into the Modern Art Desserts cookbook.

Taking cues from works by Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, and Matisse, pastry chef Caitlin Freeman, of Miette bakery and Blue Bottle Coffee fame, creates a collection of uniquely delicious dessert recipes (with step-by-step assembly guides) that give readers all they need to make their own edible masterpieces...

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Nestle USA 'Balance Your Plate' Education Campaign

Nestle USA have unveiled its new "Balance Your Plate with Nestle" education campaign to help consumers build nutritious, convenient meals.  The announcement was made during a luncheon presentation at the Consumer Federation of America's 36th Annual National Food Policy Conference.

The goal of "Balance Your Plate" is to help consumers enjoy the foods they love, while encouraging the consumption of more fruits and vegetables.  By providing tips and tools, the campaign shows how individuals and families can quickly assemble high-quality balanced meals using frozen prepared entrees as the "center of the plate."...

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Patisserie at Home

Will Torrent is a rising star in the pastry world and in this, his first book, he aims to take the fear factor out of French patisserie. There are chapters on basic techniques, patisserie, tarts, petits fours, gateaux & desserts, and viennoiserie, and you'll find recipes for mocha eclairs, lemon tart, honey madeleines, brioche and macarons...

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