Plus: America’s favorite pizza topping, the state of food waste, and chef David Chang’s Sweetgreen salad.
Beets had their moment. Kale was a celebrity at some point. But now it’s mushrooms time to shine! Mushroom sales are at an all time high. Button mushrooms continue to be the most popular, but other types of mushrooms are also picking up steam. [CNN]
New analysis suggests that the world is throwing away more than twice as much food as we originally thought. The average person wastes about 527 calories of food a day compared to a 2005-2007 report that said it was 214 calories. [Bloomberg]
David Chang collaborated with the ultra-popular salad chain Sweetgreen to make his own salad. His salad is called the “Tingly Sweet Potato and Kelp Bowl,” and as the name suggests, kelp is a major component. It’s currently available nationwide. [The Takeout]
There’s a new off-the-menu drink from Starbucks that has become popular with the caffeine-obsessed. It’s a special drink for Valentine’s Day that’s made with strawberry foam and cold brew. Yum. [Popsugar]